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NBC's Investigation Finds 'No Evidence' That Execs Knew About Matt Lauer's Allegedly Inappropriate Workplace Behavior!

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The results of NBC's internal investigation into Matt Lauer's inappropriate workplace behavior are in, and the network apparently found NO evidence of employees complaining about the former Today show host "prior to November 27, 2017."

Almost 70 current and former employees were interviewed in the investigation, led by NBCUniversal general counsel Kim Harris, many of whom reportedly "expressed shock" after reading the reports of Lauer's behavior, "including employees who spent significant amounts of time with" him.

Related: New York Attorney General Resigns After Allegations Surface!

According to the report, the four women who accused Lauer "confirmed that they did not tell their direct manager or anyone else in a position of authority about their sexual encounters with Lauer." The report added that no one at Today show leadership or News HR said they received a complaint about Lauer's inappropriate workplace behavior, and investigators "did not find any contrary evidence."

Those who were interviewed said they were unaware that Lauer "had engaged in sexual activity with other employees." While many admitted they "heard or read rumors about Lauer's personal life… and the possibility of extramarital affairs," the interviewees apparently assumed that "the rumored extramarital affairs were with women outside of the Company."

Even though Lauer was known for being "flirtatious" in the workplace, most witnesses reportedly "had positive things to say about Lauer's demeanor in the workplace." The report stated:

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Rachel Maddow, Andrea Mitchell, And FIVE DOZEN More Women At NBC Sign Letter Backing Tom Brokaw Against Sexual Harassment Allegations

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It's not just Tom Brokaw himself who has been vehemently denying all the sexual harassment allegations he's facing down this week — DOZENS of his female colleagues at NBC have now officially come to his aid!

The backers including hosts and on-air personalities like Rachel Maddow and Andrea Mitchell, as well as 61 other women who work at the TV media company, all of whom signed an open letter backing Brokaw today.

Related: Amy Schumer Gets Candid About An Abusive Ex

According to the letter, the women — who are on-camera and behind-the-camera, in both news and executive roles with the network — have together worked with Tom for all of the past four decades.

They've decided to come out in show of supporting him against the allegations because

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Matt Lauer DENIES Being Aggressive & Abusive — Says He Never Coerced Any Woman Into Sexual Relations! Read His Shocking Statement HERE!

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For whatever reason we can't begin to fathom, Matt Lauer believes now is as good a time as any to resurface publicly and make (completely unwanted) comments about his ongoing sexual misconduct scandal and inappropriate behavior.

Lauer, as you'll remember, was canned by NBC nearly six months ago after he was accused of various "inappropriate acts," though he continues to deny ever forcing himself on anyone.

Related: Matt Lauer's Now Getting Divorced, Too

Here's what Lauer had to say now, in a fresh new statement to the Washington Post that marks his first public resurfacing since late 2017 (below):

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Tom Brokaw Accused Of Sexual Harassment By Former NBC Anchor

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Former NBC anchor Linda Vester says she was sexually harassed by Tom Brokaw, says a Variety report published on Thursday.

According to the female journalist — who left NBC in 1999 and began anchoring her own Fox News show through 2006 — the former NBC Nightly News anchor allegedly tried to kiss her on two separate occasions, groped her in an NBC conference room, and showed up to her hotel room uninvited.

Related: Tom Brokaw Honored With The Presidential Medal Of Freedom

Vester — who was 28 at the time of the alleged incident — didn't report Brokaw to the police or NBC human resources because she feared it would tarnish her career.

In regards to the alleged assault in the NBC conference room, Vester recalls:

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Ronan Farrow Might Be Banned From NBC Over His Harvey Weinstein Story

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Ronan Farrow's done pissed off the peacock.

Page Six reports that a civil war is brewing at NBC after it was claimed that the 30-year-old journalist has been banned by NBC News' exec Andy Lack.

The chatter began when Farrow was suddenly bumped from his appearance on Rachel Maddow's MSNBC show on Friday, where he was set to discuss his story on Donald Trump's alleged affair with former Playboy model Karen McDougal.

Related: Ronan Farrow Gets Real About Woody Allen Abuse Allegations

Insiders say this decision was made by Lack, still salty over Farrow saying that NBC killed his Harvey Weinstein exposé in late 2017.

Mia Farrow's son was on Maddow in October when he was asked why NBC didn't release the story, as he was a freelance journalist for the network at the time. He responded by saying:

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Ann Curry FINALLY Opens Up About Her Today Exit: 'It Hurt Like Hell'

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Ann Curry gets the last word…

After famously leaving Today in 2012, the journalist inadvertently made headlines in November 2017 when her former co-anchor Matt Lauer was fired from NBC News for allegedly engaging in "inappropriate sexual behavior."

At the time, the 61-year-old was "still really processing" the news, as a source claimed she was not "relishing" in Lauer's misery. In case you forgot, Curry was rumored to be fired due to her lack of "chemistry" with the now-disgraced TV personality.

Related: Katie Couric Accused Matt Of Pinching Her Ass!

In a People article published on Tuesday, Ann opens up for the first time about her daytime TV exit, five years after it happened.

Though the Guam-native admits the entire ordeal was excruciatingly painful, she has come out of the experience a better, more whole person, saying:

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Matt Lauer Is Surprisingly Supportive Of Hoda Kotb Amid Major Today Promotion!

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Matt Lauer has officially supported NBC News' decision to tap Hoda Kotb as his permanent replacement.

Well, it's the least he could do after he inflicted scandal onto the whole Today family with his controversial ousting. You know we're right.

Related: Savannah & Hoda Reflect Matt Lauer's Firing!

In case you forgot, following Matt's firing for "inappropriate sexual behavior" in the workplace, Kotb was pulled from the 10 o'clock hour in order to create a temporary fix. But the position is no longer a temporary one, as the seasoned TV personality will join Savannah Guthrie permanently at 7 a.m. from now on. (Don't worry, Hoda will still be sippin' wine with Kathie Lee Gifford later in the day.)

In regards to how Lauer reacted to Hoda's promotion, the 53-year-old spilled to E! News:

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