Matt Lauer Addresses His NBC News Termination With A Somber Statement: ‘I Am Truly Sorry’

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Matt Lauer has offered up a mea culpa (of sorts).

On Thursday morning, the disgraced journalist spoke out about his NBC News termination for the first time, as his former Today cohost Savannah Guthrie read a statement on his behalf.

Related: Ann Curry “Isn’t Relishing” In Matt’s Scandal

In case you missed it, the seasoned TV personality was given his pink slip after the network received a detailed complaint that accused Matt of “inappropriate sexual behavior.” Several women have since come forward to detail unsavory experiences they’ve had with the scandalized newsman.

On behalf of Lauer, Guthrie shared:

“There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions. To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry. As I am writing this, I realize the depth of the damage and disappointment I have left behind at home and at NBC.”

Well, that’s a start. The statement continued:

“Some of what is being said about me is untrue or mischaracterized, but there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed. I regret that my shame is now shared by the people I cherish dearly.

Repairing the damage will take a lot of time and soul searching, and I’m committed to beginning that effort. It is now my full time job. The last two days have forced me to take a very hard look at my own troubling flaws. It’s been humbling. I am blessed to be surrounded by people I love. I thank them for their patience and grace.”

Huh. Did anyone else pick up on the fact that Matt just offered up a non-denial denial??

Regardless, evidence is mounting against Lauer, as two additional women have come forward to NBC about Matt’s inappropriate behavior. See the network’s update on the scandal (below):

Be sure to check back for any updates on this troubling story.

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Nov 30, 2017 7:43am PDT

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