Matt Lauer is ‘angry’ about how he’s being treated, he ‘hasn’t been taking things well’

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In October, the first excerpts from Ronan Farrow’s book, Catch and Kill, began to come out. Farrow spoke to several of Matt Lauer’s victims on the record, and some of them agreed to allow Farrow to use their names. That was when we learned Brooke Nevils’ name. Brooke was the NBC employee who was raped by Matt Lauer during the Sochi Olympics. Her story was horrific. Brooke was the one who went to NBC brass and told them what Lauer did, and it was her story that led to Lauer getting fired in November 2017. Ever since his firing, he’s been trying to attempt various “comebacks” and Farrow’s book seemingly put the final nail in his career coffin. Even then, Lauer issued another denial about Nevils’ allegations and he came across as absolutely disgusting. Anyway… I don’t know why People Magazine continues to carry water for Lauer, but their editors certainly must believe that sympathetic stories about rapists “sell.” People recaps the situation (much as I did, above) and then they have these new quotes:

Matt Lauer has maintained an extremely low profile in the Hamptons since his firing, and a source told PEOPLE this fall that he continues to “lay very low.”

“He’s angry about what he sees as the media’s unfair treatment of him, and hasn’t been taking things well,” said the source. “He had done a lot of work to repair his relationships with his kids and they’ve been sticking by him. He went from being the biggest deal and being able to do whatever he wanted to being an outcast and it’s been a bitter pill to swallow,” the source continued.

According to the source, Lauer’s circle has only gotten smaller since Nevils went public with her rape allegation.

“After the most recent revelations, some of the people who had stayed friendly with him since his firing have iced him out,” said the source. “They’re horrified by the allegations — and the fact that he still doesn’t think he did anything wrong.”

A separate insider says Lauer “still maintains several friendships, including with people at NBC.”

“He’s really close with his kids as well,” says the friend.

[From People]

Yes, I maintain that this is supposed to be a “sympathetic” piece for Lauer. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if he or his publicist pushed this story to People because Lauer wants sympathy for how he’s a social pariah in the Hamptons, and at least his beloved children are sticking by him. Which I hope and pray is horsesh-t – Lauer’s sons are 18 and 13. His daughter is 16. The 18-year-old is old enough to understand (somewhat) that his father is a rapist piece of sh-t. The 13-year-old is old enough to know that there’s something off about his dad. And the 16-year-old daughter is hopefully just being kept away from all of it. And it seems like every man, woman and child knows that Lauer misses being the biggest legend in his own mind.

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  1. Snap Happy says:

    He doesn’t get a say in how people respond to him.
    And, People is garbage. They keep writing about that abuser Duggar. They have no shame.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      this is like Sarah Huckabee Sanders complaining about being called a liar.

      don’t wanna be called a liar? don’t lie all the time.

      don’t want to be shunned for being a rapist POS? don’t rape people.

    • Meg says:

      Well said
      ‘he doesnt get a say in how people respond to him’

  2. HK9 says:

    Put you ear to the screen to hear the world’s tiniest violin playing for his problems.

  3. Megan says:

    F*ck Lauer. He should be in jail, not whining about how everyone dumped him.

    • Raina says:

      You know what? You’re absolutely right. There but for his gender, bank account and skin tone is a “man” who got away with rape. Fukkin rape. And career destroyer. He should be happy he’s not in a cell getting his deserved treatment. Not an ounce of repentance. Not an inch of conscience. I hope he loses everything that is privilege and is raw and alone. This is the type of person who can’t have nice things. The best thing that can happen to certain people is to be stripped of everything until they find their humanity again.

  4. Jadedone says:

    “He went from being able to do whatever he wanted to being an outcast” isn’t that the problem right there? That he felt he could do whatever he wanted to whoever without consequences? I think the last few years has taught us that rich powerful men feel entitled to anything they want without fear of reprisal or repercussions. I am glad he feels like an outcast, I hope everyone in his life abandons him.

    • Some chick says:

      TOTALLY. I posted similar downthread before seeing this. (It’s the mod delay, and also this is a hella active site.)

      NO ONE can “do whatever they want.” FFS. He just thinks he’s the only one that matters. And he abused the hell out of his power when he had it. He doesn’t get to be powerful again. Gross.

      I hope he winds up in court.

    • Tourmaline says:

      You are so right, what is he whining about? Inconvenient (to say the least!) truths about him were revealed. He is richest beyond most people’s wildest imaginings, he has his health and his family, he isn’t in jail although maybe should be, so, we are supposed to feel aggrieved for him that he has to ‘lay low’ in his massive estate in the flippin’ HAMPTONS?

      The guy was made a tin god at NBC for years and years and tens of millions of dollars were regularly thrown at his feet for very little.

      Yep it sure is a bitter pill when you are called out on your stuff, isn’t it Matt.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        “Yep it sure is a bitter pill when you are called out on your stuff, isn’t it Matt.”

        mediocre white men are so used to being free from consequences that they feel like a victim when they’re held accountable for their actions. This POS is a perfect example of that. he can FRO.

    • holly hobby says:

      That sentence is what bothers me the most. No one is omnipotent. The fact that he thinks he can anything and get away with it is very worrisome. Yeah of course he can. NBC let him destroy some woman anchor’s career so she had to leave. I wish that person would come out and speak about this.

      Go cry on your millions in Hampton Matty.

  5. The Recluse says:

    Good. Let the rest of his life be his prison. He is vile and people like that just stew in their discontent.

  6. Lila says:

    Aside from the true crime and pet stuff, I’m pretty sure People’s stories are 100% publicist provided. There isn’t a single piece that doesn’t look like it was signed off by someone.

    Maybe Lauer can start going to yoga with Lori and Mossimo. They’re all tone deaf to the fact that stories about being trapped in their gilded cages doesn’t make them sympathetic.

    • schmootc says:

      I just wonder who is the publicist/PR company that works for this dude? Do they not feel dirty? I don’t feel that way about lawyers who defend people accused of crimes, because someone has to do it. That’s part of the justice system and it’s how things work. But there’s no law that says everyone is entitled to PR. No one actually has to help this guy try to whitewash his nasty behavior.

  7. Some chick says:

    Oh, BOO HOO! Someone call Matt a Waaambulance.

    I wonder how the women he raped and assaulted are “taking things.” (Not that he cares.)

    Then, the bit about how he went from “being able to do anything he wants…” No, dude. That is not how it works.
    That is the PROBLEM!

    Efffff this dude.

    Electric. Locking. Office. Door.

    Never forget. He had a button installed on his desk so he could lock his victims in.

    Predator. The Hamptons can keep him.

    Go away, Lauer! Buzz off!

    • Emmet says:

      How was that buzzer expensed?
      Did all the NBC execs and talent have too?

      • Tiffany says:

        Under the guise of security as this douchebag was considered a ‘talent’ of ‘high risk’ to be attacked or kidnapped.

    • MariettaJones 91 says:

      @somechick, have you seen “the Morning Show”? They said Steve Carrell’s character is not based off of him. But he has the same door button installed by his makeup mirror! They totally based it off Lauer. The character’s a douche and Steve Carrell plays him so well!

      • Some chick says:

        No, but I’ll have a look! You know they can’t say yes or he’d be in NYC the next day filing legal papers. I’m sure you’re right. thanks for the tip!

  8. Emmet says:

    He’s trying to get back on TV, scumbag.

    He is not used to having to pay for anything, as an example, when before he was married and the girlfriend had to be included on the overseas travel. Paid for NBC.

  9. caitlinsmom says:

    another white male crying white man tears because his horrible, horrible actions have caught up to him (somewhat, in this case).


  10. Ana says:

    “…being able to do whatever” is what got him in trouble in the first place

  11. Tiffany says:

    It would not surprise me if he is manipulative enough to Bogart money from his kids for their love and attention. I have not forgotten that recent Tik Tok thing with his daughter.

    He is that kind of thing.

  12. BellaBella says:

    I saw that piece on Lauer a while ago. Maybe in a doctor’s office or something. And it struck me as so totally tone deaf for any magazine to keep giving a voice to this P.O.S. I hope People gets some disgust mail from readers in response. I am so tired of these toxic men being given opportunities to keep themselves relevant in some way. If he were a black man, he’d be dead for driving his own car let alone raping numerous women.

    • Some chick says:

      I wouldn’t hold my breath. They stanned for the *shudder* Duggars for like ever. So gross. It’s all about the Benjamins.

  13. minx says:

    Tiniest of violins, etc.

  14. HiHat says:

    Poor baby – exiled in a multimillion-dollar manse in the Hamptons. Boo hoo — I feel SO sorry for him…

  15. Other Renee says:

    I never comment on someone’s looks (except for what they’re wearing or maybe their hair!) but I’ll make an exception here. He is the ugliest of men. His soul is evil and it shows in his arrogant face.

    Many years ago I used to watch The Today Show. Years later I came across it by chance and took one look at this POS and was totally reviled. I remember thinking “Wow what happened to Matt? He used to look so pleasant and now all I see is arrogance?” I quickly changed the channel. True story.

    • elle says:

      I remember the same. When he was first making a name for himself, he seemed pleasant and attractive, but I didn’t pay too much attention. When he really hit the big time, I saw him on The Today Show and his inner troll had broken free. I couldn’t understand how anyone could watch him.

  16. What. . .now? says:

    That disgusting POS needs to be in JAIL.

    So while people around him think he’s a pos and that hurts his widdle fee fees is a good start, it’s not enough. I want jail and him to feel trapped with no way out while a more powerful person takes advantage of him in some way. He deserves no white collar prison. He deserves GENERAL POPULATION. No special favors. D***.

  17. Darla says:

    He’s disgusting.

  18. CantTakeHerAnywhere says:

    Thoughts and prayers, Matt. Thoughts and prayers.

  19. lucy2 says:

    I think his victims are angry about how they were treated too. But I guess he never thinks about that, since he’s a monster.
    It amazes me that, considering he really belongs in jail, he’s not just sitting quietly with his millions for the rest of his life and thankful for every minute he’s not behind bars. Cosby too, right up until he went to jail. Narcissism is a helluva thing.

  20. Sparkle says:

    Narcissistic injury. Boo hoo. He is so entitled.

  21. CAVandy says:

    Lauer is all kinds of disgusting and he’s delusional if he thinks anyone wants him back.

    I would bet, however, that he’s watching Steve Carell’s version of him very closely on “The Morning Show.” The producers say it’s an amalgamation of lots of sexual predators but we all know he’s the closest comparison, and in the show “Mitch” fights back—hard. The character does the exact opposite of Lauer, he acts indignant and vows to fight and bring everyone else down with him. This is probably not lost on poor little baby Lauer, who is probably thinking he should have done that instead of slink away in shame—which of course was his only actual option.

  22. Charfromdarock says:

    Well Matt, I’m angry that you and all the other rapists aren’t in prison.

  23. sassafras says:

    This is giving me serious Scott Adams vibes: “Why is everyone being so mean to me?”

    It’s called consequences for behavior. My toddlers understand this.

  24. chitowngal says:

    Zero fu**s to give about this one.

  25. Mo says:

    He was awful when he was on the Today Show. Just came across as a total creep. Pushing all his costars out. It was so great to be able to watch the most recent Olympics in real time, not on Tivo delay because of having to fast forward past Lauer’s nasty self.

  26. sue denim says:

    I love how his idea of hell is retirement in the Hamptons. Pls he should be behind bars.

  27. TQB says:

    On top of all of the brilliant, witty, and 100% spot on comments above, how arrogant does someone have to be to not even understand how to recover from this? You make a big soppy statement about your “problems” and go seek “treatment.” It worked for Tiger. Heck, even Weinstein at least attempting it. Then you go off to a spa for 4 months while it all blows over, return and launch your big ploy for sympathy and talk about how much you’ve changed and grown.

    I mean, we all know that’s complete BS, but the fact that Lauer isn’t even willing to make a go of the charade is truly shocking.

  28. laura-j says:

    Call the Wahmbulance.

    Sit down and shut up Matt.

  29. Jumpingthesnark says:

    Matt Lauer can take a running jump at him self. The ONLY person he should be angry with is himself, for committing crimes.

  30. Oy vey says:

    Oh cry me a river Lauer. If you still believe it was ok for you to hang your sword of Damocles over the heads of those you abused, e.g., wagging your weiner at every woman you were in a position to wield power over, maybe they’ll let you back in the club if you agree to be medically castrated. I myself believe that you suffer from a Napoleonic complex and a micro-penis.

  31. JanetFerber says:

    Shut up forever, Matt. You entitled bitch. You got the 14 carat gold treatment for criminals, like any well-placed, famous white man.