In the aftermath of her colleague Matt Lauer’s firing from NBC due to multiple sexual assault allegations, “TODAY” team member Megyn Kelly has taken a rather audacious step: she’s invited Lauer — and the women who accused him — onto her show to share their stories.
“As hard as it is to report on one of our own colleagues, we remain committed to telling people’s stories if they choose to come forward,” Kelly told her viewers during Thursday’s episode. “The women in this case, too – the Matt Lauer case – are invited and welcome to do exactly that on this show. We have been that place in all the other cases, and we will be that place – as well as for the accused – on this hour.”
Prior to issuing the invitation, Kelly had been chatting to NBC’s Stephanie Gosk about the complications of reporting on a case about someone with whom she was acquainted.
“You don’t want to be getting that explicit about a colleague that you worked with 24 hours ago,” Kelly confessed. “But that’s how we’re going to report it here for you at NBC because that’s our commitment to you – to bring you the truth and to do a full and fair investigation of this story as it comes to us.”