Matt Lauer wants Ann Curry OFF of his network, but — it's okay, guys — this time he isn't being an a**hole!
After relegating her to a smaller role months ago, NBC now refuses to allow Ann out of her contract to pursue opportunities on other networks that aren't jerking her around.
Matt, for once, is coming to his old partner's defense!
He is disgusted his employers won't tear up her non-compete clause and allow her to take a sweet job at CNN.
One source close to the situation said: