Matt Lauer seems to be having a bit of a pity party for himself after news of his alleged sexual misconduct broke last week.
The disgraced “Today Show” host revealed to his former colleagues that “he is weak and broken and ashamed by his own admission.” His wife is reportedly planning to leave him and was spotted yesterday without her wedding ring.
And while some men in media have indicated that they’ll try to clean up their image and get back into entertainment, Lauer reportedly wants to retire comfortably and unmolested.
Someone close to Lauer told Page Six, “Matt has no intention in returning to public life…He plans to disappear and play golf. He wants to be a regular Joe. To play golf and stay in the Hamptons. He has no intention of mounting a Billy Bush-style comeback campaign. He is going to stick to his one statement and not address the allegations further.”
You’ve gotta love the ring of Lauer lovers that just circle the wagon for this guy. First his colleagues are lamenting that he’s completely broken and mortified. If I didn’t know any better I’d start to believe he was actually the victim in this whole thing. Then his anonymous friend is pleading with the press. Please just let him play golf. He’s been through enough! Just let him retire to the Hamptons in peace!
— Technical News (@Technewsanup) December 7, 2017
You know who else wants to retire in peace and play golf unbothered? OJ Simpson. Maybe he’s looking for a golf partner.
— GOLF.com (@golf_com) October 4, 2017