Former NBC News anchor Matt Lauer is seeking payment of $30 million after being fired from the network for sexual misconduct, Page Six reported late Thursday.
Mr. Lauer’s lawyers are currently working on whether the disgraced NBC star should be paid through the rest of his contract, which was set to run through 2018. Early reports say the morality clause often included in broadcast news contracts could give NBC cause not to pay the remaining sum.
The claims against Mr. Lauer have remained somewhat a mystery with various reports claiming he sexually assaulted a young woman in his office, while others say there was photographic evidence he tried to pursue a young colleague at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
The former news anchor has also issued a statement apologizing for his behavior, but he added that some of the allegations were “mischaracterized.”
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