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Matt Lauer Speaks Out After Firing From ‘Today’ Show

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“Today” show host Matt Lauer apologized for what he called his “troubling flaws” in a statement read aloud on the popular NBC morning show on Thursday, a day after the network fired him, citing inappropriate sexual behavior.

Lauer, 59, said in his statement that some of the accusations against him were “untrue or mischaracterized” but that “there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed.”

Since then, at least two more women have gone to NBC with similar complaints against Lauer, the “Today” show reported on Thursday. None of the women have been publicly identified.

“Repairing the damage will take a lot of time and soul searching and I‘m committed to beginning that effort,” Lauer said in the statement, which was read aloud by his former co-host Savannah Guthrie at the start of Thursday’s broadcast.

“It is now my full-time job,” the statement said. “The last two days have forced me to take a very hard look at my own troubling flaws.”

Lauer said he was “truly sorry” for pain he had caused.

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