A new report came out today that claims the now former and disgraced Today Show host, Matt Lauer, has fathered two children by “unidentified women” — conceived during multiple affairs he had while married to Annette Roque.
The story has yet to be confirmed and of course Lauer’s reps are denying all claims but according to Hollywood Life that’s the talk around NBC.
An insider told InTouch Weekly that two unidentified women have given birth and claim Lauer, 59, is the father. And around NBC “The running joke was, ‘How many apartments is Matt renting for his girlfriends?’ ” the insider told InTouch.
The NBC insider told the publication that “all of Matt’s secrets are coming back to haunt him, and the most damaging one is the one he’s terrified of facing: that he has children out there with other women.”
Another inside source said a former lover of Lauer’s left a pretty foul message on his dressing room mirror after their relationship didn’t end so well. The message read, “You f—ed me!”
Annette’s father, Henri Roque, told the Daily Mail the couple was not going to stay together. “I have no words for her husband,” Roque said. “What he has done is bad. Everybody feels betrayed. She is not going to stay with him and work it out. They are not together trying to work it out.”
Stuff like this gets confirmed all the time. We’ll see how it plays out but given the reputation Lauer now has concerning sexual harassment and misconduct this doesn’t seem so far-fetched.
In case you’ve been living under a rock the last couple of weeks… “We received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer,” NBC News president Andrew Lack wrote in a memo Wednesday morning. “It represented, after serious review, a clear violation of our company’s standards. As a result, we’ve decided to terminate his employment.”
“An NBC staffer come forward with a claim that Matt sexually assaulted her at the Olympics,” the source said. “There have been rumors about Matt having affairs with subordinates at NBC for years, but those were believed to be consensual. This incident in Rio was not.”
“I, and other reporters, have been aware of several women who have come forward privately in the past few months,” Yashar Ali from HuffPost said in a tweet. “Even before Weinstein. They weren’t willing to go public though…they were terrified of Matt. Matt Lauer put the fear of God into these women. He had relationships with reporters outside NBC that he cultivated just for this purpose. They knew that.”