Matt Lauer’s Former ‘Today’ Show Colleagues Hoda Kotb & Savannah Guthrie React to Rape Allegations

News broke overnight that one of disgraced Today show host Matt Lauer‘s accusers came forward to say she had been anally raped by him during the 2014 Olympics in Sochi. Now, his former co-hosts Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb are reacting to this new development.

“I feel like we owe it to our viewers to pause for a moment,” Savannah said during the Today show broadcast on Wednesday (October 9). “This is shocking and appalling. I honestly don’t even know what to say about it. I want to say I know it wasn’t easy for our colleague Brooke to come forward then, it’s not easy now and we support her and any women who have come forward with claims. And it’s just very painful for all of us at NBC and who are at the Today show. It’s very, very, very difficult.”

Hoda added, “It’s like you feel like you’ve known someone for 12 years … and all of a sudden a door opens up and it’s a part of them you didn’t know.”

“I think I speak for all of us: we are disturbed to our core,” Savannah added.

Matt Lauer was fired by NBC back in 2017, and at the time, Savannah and Hoda broke the news to the world.

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