An internal investigation found that executives at NBC were unaware of Matt Lauer’s inappropriate sexual behavior, the company announced this week.
NBCUniversal announced the findings after a five-month investigation.
“We found no evidence indicating that any NBC News or ‘Today’ show leadership, News HR or others in positions of authority in the News Division received any complaints about Lauer’s workplace behavior prior to Nov. 27, 2017,” the report stated.
“The investigation team does not believe that there is a widespread or systemic pattern of behavior that violates company policy or a culture of harassment in the News Division,” the report went on to say.
However, the report noted that several people at the company were aware that Lauer “would openly engage in sexually oriented banter in the workplace,” and noted several women described what they believed were sexual overtures from Lauer.
Those women did not report the behavior to higher-ups.
Due to that fact that the report found many employees reluctant to report potential issues to human resources, Andrew Lack, the chairman of NBC News, announced new methods of reporting workplace misconduct.
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