Matt Lauer told his “Today” show co-host Meredith Vieira in 2006 to “keep bending over like that,” TMZ reported Wednesday.
“Pretty sweater. Keep bending over like that. It’s a nice view,” the former NBC anchor was overheard saying to Vieira as he sat on the couch looking at his co-host. (RELATED: ‘The View’ Pivots To Trump While Discussing Allegations Against Franken [VIDEO])
The video from 2006 shows Lauer making the comment while the cameras were rolling. The comment reportedly only aired in one market as the rest of the stations had cut to a commercial break and broke away from the in-studio feed from New York.
In another video shared earlier in the day from 2012, Lauer’s former co-host Katie Couric talked about how “he pinches me on the ass a lot,” when she was asked about the most annoying habit her co-host had.
Lauer was fired from NBC Wednesday. In a letter read on-air during the “Today” show, NBC claimed that the employee who came forward was “the first complaint” they had ever had involving Lauer’s behavior in over 20 years of his employment with the company.
According to Page Six, Lauer allegedly sexually assaulted a female employee during the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014.