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Matt Lauer's Anonymous Accuser's Lawyer Says His Client Is 'Terrified'

Matt Lauer's Anonymous Accuser's Lawyer Says His Client Is 'Terrified'
The anonymous woman at Today who accused Matt Lauer of "inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace," ultimately leading to his firing from the show last month, is "terrified," her lawyer says.

In an interview by NBC News that aired on Today on Friday, the accuser's attorney, Ari Wilkenfeld, tells the network's Stephanie Gosk that his client is afraid her identity will come out.

"She does live in constant fear that people are going to track her down and figure out who she is," Wilkenfeld explains. "There’s a hunt underway to figure out who she is, and I think that's going to have a chilling effect on other women who are going to come forward and tell their stories."

"She doesn't want to be known," he continues. "She feels terrified for herself, and she feels badly for the many other women who are suspected of being her, who are also being hounded and harassed by people who are just
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Matt Lauer Accuser’s Name Not Safe With NBC, Her Attorney Says: ‘They Need to Stop’ (Video)

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Matt Lauer Accuser’s Name Not Safe With NBC, Her Attorney Says: ‘They Need to Stop’ (Video)
A lawyer for the woman whose accusation of sexual misconduct brought down Matt Lauer appeared on a “Today Show” segment Friday to discuss the case and lambaste NBC for its treatment of his client. “NBC has a duty to maintain confidentiality — that means to maintain secrecy over her name and to hold to themselves the details of their story, and they have not done a good job of doing that,” attorney Ari Wilkenfeld told network reporter Stephanie Gosk. “They know exactly what they’ve done and they need to stop.” He declined to get into specifics as Gosk pressed him on the.
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Matt Lauer's Anonymous Whistleblower at Today Is 'Terrified,' Her Lawyer Says

The lawyer of the anonymous woman whose single accusation of “inappropriate sexual behavior” lead to veteran The Today Show anchor Matt Lauer‘s swift firing at the end of November by NBC News plead with those searching for his client’s identity to stop because she is “terrified.”

In an interview with Today‘s Stephanie Gosk that aired Friday, Ari Wilkenfeld explained that the Lauer whistleblower is living in a state of “constant fear that people are going to track her down and figure out who she is.”

“There’s a hunt underway to figure out who she is and
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Everything We Know About the Allegations Against Matt Lauer

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Everything We Know About the Allegations Against Matt Lauer
It’s been just three days since news broke that NBC had fired Matt Lauer after the network received a “detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior,” with reason to believe “this may not have been an isolated incident” — and in the wake of the announcement, several more allegations have been brought against the longtime anchor.

Here’s a timeline of how it all went down, including everything we know about the accusations.

Monday, Nov. 27

At 6 p.m., Ari Wilkenfeld, a civil rights lawyer with the firm Wilkenfeld, Herendeen & Atkinson in Washington, and his client, an anonymous NBC employee,
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Jenna Bush Hager Tears Up Talking About Matt Lauer Scandal, Megyn Kelly Invites His Accusers to Her Show

Jenna Bush Hager Tears Up Talking About Matt Lauer Scandal, Megyn Kelly Invites His Accusers to Her Show
Megyn Kelly is offering the women accusing Matt Lauer of sexual harassment a chance to tell their story.

After the 59-year-old newsman released a statement in regard to being fired from the Today show over these allegations, Kelly opened her program, Megyn Kelly Today, by encouraging the women who have come forward to tell their story on her NBC morning show.

"As hard as it is to report on one of our own colleagues, we remain committed to telling peoples’ stories if they choose to come forward," Kelly said of NBC breaking the news that they had terminated Lauer.

She added, "The women in this case too, the Matt Lauer case, are invited and welcome to do exactly that on this show. We have been that place on all the other cases and we will be that place, as well as for the accused."

NBC News' Stephanie Gosk also appeared on Kelly's show after reporting on the Lauer
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Megyn Kelly Invites Matt Lauer Accusers on Her Hour of the Today Show

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Megyn Kelly Invites Matt Lauer Accusers on Her Hour of the Today Show
After admitting that Matt Lauer‘s firing “hits close to home,” Megyn Kelly says she’s committed to reporting the story as fairly and accurately as possible.

The former Fox News anchor — who was with the network for 12 years before moving to NBC this year — opened her Thursday hour on the Today show by addressing the shocking new reports that have come out since Lauer, 59, was terminated by NBC News after the network received a “detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior,” with reason to believe “this may not have been an isolated incident.”

In a report published Wednesday afternoon by Variety,
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Megyn Kelly Invites Matt Lauer and His Accusers to Appear on Her Show

Megyn Kelly Invites Matt Lauer and His Accusers to Appear on Her Show
If Matt Lauer or his accusers want to speak publicly, Megyn Kelly's morning talk show doors are open.  24 hours after Today co-hosts Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb announced their colleague's termination from NBC over "inappropriate sexual behavior," the morning show team is now tasked with reporting additional allegations against their former co-worker in real time.  After addressing new reports from Variety and The New York Times of two additional complaints to NBC and multiple sexual harassment accusations against Lauer, Megyn Kelly wrapped up her segment with fellow NBC correspondent Stephanie Gosk and delivered an invitation on...
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Matt Lauer Apologizes, Defends Himself Against Harassment Claims

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2017-11-30T06:57:08-08:00Matt Lauer Apologizes, Defends Himself Against Harassment Claims

Former Today host Matt Lauer issued a statement on Thursday following his firing from the show a day earlier over allegations of sexual harassment. In the statement, Lauer apologized but also said that some the claims of harassing behavior made against him are false.

Via The Hollywood Reporter.

Matt Lauer has broken his silence on the sexual harassment and assault claims made against him yesterday.

The former Today co-host released the following statement that was read by Savannah Guthrie at the top of Thursday's show: "There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions. To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry. As I am writing this I realize the depth of the damage and disappointment I have left behind at home and at NBC.
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Matt Lauer Breaks Silence After 'Today' Show Firing Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Says He's Truly Sorry

Matt Lauer Breaks Silence After 'Today' Show Firing Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Says He's Truly Sorry
Matt Lauer spoke out on Thursday morning after being fired from the Today show for “inappropriate workplace behavior.”

"There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions. To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry," the 59-year-old newsman said in a statement that was read by Savannah Guthrie at the top of the Today show.

"As I am writing this I realize the depth of the damage and disappointment I have left behind at home and at NBC. Some of what is being said about me is untrue or mischaracterized, but there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed," he continued. "I regret that my shame is now shared by the people I cherish dearly. Repairing the damage will take a lot of time and soul searching and I’m committed to beginning that effort. It is now my
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Matt Lauer Fired by NBC News

Matt Lauer Fired by NBC News
The Today show’s Matt Lauer has been terminated by NBC News following allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior, it was announced on Wednesday.

A memo released by NBC News chairman Andrew Lack reads as follows:

On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer. It represented, after serious review, a clear violation of our company’s standards. As a result, we’ve decided to terminate his employment. While it is the first complaint about his behavior in the over 20 years he’s been at NBC News, we were
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Robert Durst Arrest Timeline Emerges: Alleged Murderer Had Flesh-Colored Mask and Guns (Video)

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Robert Durst Arrest Timeline Emerges: Alleged Murderer Had Flesh-Colored Mask and Guns (Video)
Robert Durst is back in court Thursday on weapons charges, and a new timeline of his arrest has emerged. NBC’s Stephanie Gosk reported on “Today” that after the March 8 episode of HBO’s “The Jinx” showed evidence that appeared to link him to the 2000 murder of his friend Susan Berman, Durst stopped using his cell phone. He then packed five suitcases, got in a car not registered to him, and bolted Houston heading east on Interstate 10. While Durst was on the move, police lost his cell phone signal. Also Read: Robert Durst’s Ex-Girlfriend: ‘I Dodged a Bullet’ Police scrambled to issue.
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Robert Durst’s Ex-Girlfriend Tells ‘Today’ His Apartment Had ‘Concrete Floor With a Saw’ (Video)

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Robert Durst’s Ex-Girlfriend Tells ‘Today’ His Apartment Had ‘Concrete Floor With a Saw’ (Video)
More details about Robert Durst’s background and suspicious activity creeped out on “Today” Wednesday, as the alleged murderer’s ex-girlfriend revealed several lies Durst told her, as well as unsettling items lying around his apartment. Linda Walker Zevallos told NBC’s Stephanie Gosk that she met Durst on an airplane, where he told her he was a labor lawyer with two daughters who went to Harvard — both claims were false. The two started dating, wherein Zevallos frequented Durst’s apartment. “There was a little room, a bedroom, and it had a concrete floor, and it had a saw,” she said about Durst’s apartment.
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Jenna Wolfe Gives Birth!

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Jenna Wolfe Gives Birth!
The "Today" show is experiencing a baby boom!

Lifestyle correspondent Jenna Wolfe has welcomed her second daughter with partner Stephanie Gosk.

"Quinn Lily Wolfeld-Gosk born at 4:06 6lbs 12ozs Everyone is great. Woohoo!!" Stephanie announced Wednesday on Twitter, along with a photo of the newborn.

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Jenna Wolfe Gives Birth, Welcomes Baby Girl Quinn With Today Colleague Stephanie Gosk: First Picture

Jenna Wolfe Gives Birth, Welcomes Baby Girl Quinn With Today Colleague Stephanie Gosk: First Picture
The three of us. Pretty amazing stuff Baby Quinny pic.twitter.com/e8W0qhTMOk — stephanie gosk (@stephgosk) February 4, 2015 Another addition! Today show weekend anchor Jenna Wolfe and her girlfriend Stephanie Gosk have welcomed their second child together. "Quinn Lily Wolfeld-Gosk born at 4:06 6lbs 12ozs Everyone is great," Gosk captioned a pic of their little one on Wednesday, Feb. 4. "Woohoo!!" Wolfe, 40, and NBC News foreign correspondent Gosk are already parents to daughter Harper, 17 months. Back in August, Wolfe announced that she was pregnant with baby No. 2. "Harper is [...]
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Jenna Wolfe Is Pregnant! Today Anchor and Partner Stephanie Gosk Expecting Baby No. 2

Jenna Wolfe Is Pregnant! Today Anchor and Partner Stephanie Gosk Expecting Baby No. 2
Jenna Wolfe is pregnant! The Today anchor and her partner, NBC News foreign correspondent Stephanie Gosk, are expecting a baby girl in February, Jenna announced on air Friday. This will be the second child for the couple, who are also the proud parents to daughter Harper Estelle Wolfeld Gosk, who just celebrated her first birthday on Thursday. "I figured I got pregnant, I did it right the first time," Jenna said. "I'm just going to do the exact same thing again and we're going to hope for the best." The fitness buff showed an ultrasound picture on Today, and almost immediately, Al Roker saw the mother-daughter resemblance. "You can see its your child because she's...
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Jenna Wolfe & Stephanie Gosk Are Expecting Their Second Child Together

Jenna Wolfe, the Today show host, and her NBC News foreign correspondent partner Stephanie Gosk have announced that baby number two is on the way.

Jenna Wolfe Pregnant

Wolfe announced her pregnancy on the Today show Friday morning. After showing pictures of fellow Today show personalities Carson Daly and Savannah Guthrie with their respective newborn children, Wolfe paused on an image of an ultrasound. After jokingly asking if anyone noticed anything in particular about the image, Wolfe revealed that she and Gosk, parents to 1-year-old Harper, were expecting again.

“Harper is going to be a big sister. Stephanie and I are proud to announce we are welcoming another baby girl," Wolfe said, adding, "I figured I got pregnant, I did it right the first time. I'm just going to do the exact same thing again and we're going to hope for the best."

Wolfe then quipped, "We're actually going to [have the baby] here in the Orange Room.
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Today's Jenna Wolfe Tries Breast-Feeding Her Baby in Public

Today's Jenna Wolfe Tries Breast-Feeding Her Baby in Public
Jenna Wolfe may still be on maternity leave, but the new mom came back to the Today show this morning to highlight a topic close to her heart. The NBC correspondent, who welcomed her first child, daughter Harper Estelle Wolfeld, in late August with partner Stephanie Gosk, opted to wear a hidden camera and breast-feed in public in order to see people's reaction to the polarizing topic. Wolfe begins by noting that over 10,000 people responded to the poll posted on Today.com asking their sentiments towards breast-feeding in public, with 38 percent saying it's a nonissue, 9 percent responding that they feel empowered and another 9 percent saying it makes them feel embarrassed. The proud parent then hit...
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NBC's Jenna Wolfe, Stephanie Gosk Welcome Baby Girl

NBC's Jenna Wolfe, Stephanie Gosk Welcome Baby Girl
NBC's Jenna Wolfe and Stephanie Gosk have welcomed a baby girl. The couple, who revealed the pregnancy on Today in March, announced the birth of their daughter, Harper Estelle Wolfeld Gosk, on Twitter Wednesday. She was born at 7:31 p.m., weighing 7 pounds, 13 ounces. Photos: Baring It All With Baby "Fell madly in love w Harper Estelle tonight. Thx for the kind words and well wishes," wrote Wolfe, who had been blogging about her pregnancy. "Other than that I'm speechless."  Accompanying the tweet was a close-up shot of the baby, swaddled in a blanket and

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Jenna Wolfe & Stephanie Gosk Welcome Daughter — Congrats

The NBC news correspondents are new mamas! Jenna gave birth to a baby girl named Harper Estelle on Aug. 21. She and her partner Stephanie are already gushing over their little girl, sharing baby’s first pics over social media. Congrats to the couple on their bundle of joy!

Jenna Wolfe gave birth to an absolutely darling baby girl. Harper Estelle Wolfeld Gosk was born on Aug. 21. This is her first child with girlfriend Stephanie Gosk. The adventurous news correspondents are about to take on their most daunting experience — motherhood!

Jenna Wolfe Baby Born — Daughter With Stephanie Gosk

Harper Estelle was born at 7:31 p.m. on Aug. 21. She weighed in at 7 pounds, 13 ounces.

Jenna, 39, was simply overjoyed when she learned that she was pregnant. She announced her pregnancy in March 2013. “This is the most exciting thing that has ever happened to us,” she told People magazine at the time. ”But
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Jenna Wolfe Kisses Newborn Baby Girl in First Photo From Stephanie Gosk

Jenna Wolfe Kisses Newborn Baby Girl in First Photo From Stephanie Gosk
World, meet Harper Estelle Wolfeld Gosk! On Wednesday, Aug. 21, shortly after Jenna Wolfe gave birth to a baby girl, the Today show weekend anchor's girlfriend, NBC News correspondent Stephanie Gosk, shared the first photo of the couple's daughter via Twitter. "First pic. We couldn't be happier," Gosk captioned the sweet shot, which shows a serene-looking Wolfe kissing the newborn's tiny head. "Thanks for all the great messages." As previously reported, Wolfe gave birth to baby Harper at 7:31 p.m. on Aug. 21. She weighed in at 7 [...]
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