The woman who accused Matt Lauer of inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace is shopping a tell-all book, according to Page Six.
The outlet reported that the former NBC staffer is speaking to various publishing houses. The woman who sparked Lauer’s firing was Today co-host Meredith Viera’s assistant at the time.
Lauer was let go from NBC after the woman revealed she had intimate relations with him while on the job at the Winter Olympics in Sochi. She divulged that she continued to have an affair with Lauer for months.
“This was not a fling; it was an affair,” a source told Page Six. “She went and complained and Matt was fired. He admitted it when Andy [Lack, the chairman of NBC News and MSNBC] confronted him.”
It is unclear if the woman will reveal her identity in the book considering how strongly she wanted to remain anonymous when she came forward.
Her attorney, Ari Wilkenfeld, told Today that she was “terrified” that people would find out who she was.
“There is no way that he’s thinking about returning to work at all. How could he? He knows there’s no TV role for him now. And, to be honest, it’s the furthest thing from his mind,” a friend told Page Six.
Laurer not only lost his $25 million NBC job and his reputation but he also ruined his marriage. He and his wife, Annette Roque, are still finalizing their divorce.