Matt Lauer is a former Today show host but was fired last month after multiple women came forward and accused him of sexual harassment. During an interview with Us Weekly, the former host said: ‘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.’ Now, Addie Zinone, a former production assistant on the Today Show claims she entered a brief sexual relationship with Matt Lauer during her time there.
During a first-person account with Variety, Addie Zinone, who is now 41, claims that when she was 24 years old and working as a production assistant on the Today show, she entered into a relationship with Matt Lauer.
At the time, Matt was in his 40’s and married to his current wife, Annette Roque.
Addie claims that in 2000, on June 8, after more than two years on the show, Matt sent her a message on an instant messaging app that was used for employees.
The messages read: ‘hey, I hope you won’t drag me to personnel for saying this, but you look fantastic. I don’t know what you have done, or what is going on in your life… but it’s agreeing with you.’
Addie said that she thanked him for the compliment and then proceeded to ask him for some professional advice after she had accepted a new job in West Virginia.
He agreed and then the pair set up a lunch. Addie said that Matt was flirting with her over lunch and then she became overwhelmed.
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