Matt Lauer feels ‘betrayed’ by Savannah Guthrie, who still refuses to speak to him

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Matt Lauer’s most recent reentry into the public sphere has been awful. I’ve been binge-watching Hannibal (the series) and I think I can safely diagnose Lauer as a sadist with narcissistic personality disorder and he’s likely a borderline psychopath. I feel content with that diagnosis too, because why else would he be trying to force the “Ronan Farrow has no credibility” issue like he forced himself on so many coworkers and interns? As it turns out, Lauer isn’t *just* mad at Ronan Farrow. Lauer is also enraged by all of his former colleagues failing to cape for him and take his side. Especially Savannah Guthrie, the younger co-anchor he hand-picked after he got Ann Curry pushed out.

Matt Lauer feels most betrayed by former colleague and friend Savannah Guthrie after rape claims were made against him, a source exclusively reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly. The disgraced Today coanchor, 62, “was especially upset” with Guthrie’s reaction after Brooke Nevils — the former NBC staffer whose complaint led to his firing in 2017 — came forward with more details, says the source. (At the time, Guthrie had called the news “shocking and appalling” on air.)

Guthrie, 48, is not interested in patching up her friendship with Lauer either. “She refused then and still does to this very day to listen to what Matt’s got to say,” continues the source. “From the second the story came out, he feels Savannah jumped on the opportunity to bury him. It’s a betrayal in Matt’s eyes.”

Things have gotten so sour between the two that “now neither can talk with mutual friends without bringing up the other’s name,” adds the source. “It’s gotten pretty bad.”

[From Us Weekly]

Imagine being accused of multiple rapes and assaults and creating a general atmosphere of misogyny and harassment and knowing there is plenty of evidence and testimony of all of it, and then imagine being mad about people “jumping on the opportunity to bury you.” Such is Matt Lauer’s fate. He thought he was so all-powerful that all of the dumb broads he hand-picked with shake with fear before they ever wrote him off. He thought his career coup de grâce would be cataclysmic in the media world. Turns out, it was just a whimper. And I like Savannah more now that I know she’s written him off. Good for her.

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  1. BlueSky says:

    Will someone think of the rapist’s feelings???? GFY Matt! *middle fingers up*

    I’m guessing his strategy of taking down Ronan Farrow was to have women cape for him and then leak it to the press???? I’m sure Ronan is terrified.

  2. Goldengirlslover34 says:

    This criminal should be rotting in prison but of course HE feels betrayed. Narcissistic sadistic dummy.

  3. Mac says:

    White male privileged and toxic masculinity are no joke.

  4. Agirlandherdog says:

    Mutual friends… how does he still have friends??

  5. adastraperaspera says:

    Is he playing offense with these latest moves, to protect himself from new info or charges? Why release all this publicity now, Lauer?

  6. Renee says:

    Yes, because in Matt’s world, women don’t have the right to say no. It’s too bad that public shunning is the only consequence Matt will ever face.

  7. Aims says:

    Matt Lauer has zero room to complain. He isn’t a victim, he is the perpetrator. He shouldn’t be walking the streets. He should be in jail. If all these claims of abuse wasn’t true, there would have been a lawsuit or some kind of legal process. Surprisingly, there is none. You know why? Ronan was correct in his article and book. There’s no way he would’ve gone after Matt if it wasn’t true and didn’t have proof. So Matt Lauer should be thankful he isn’t rooming with Harvey right now. Because he should be.

  8. damejudi says:

    Did Lauer forget all of Savannah Guthrie’s years at Court TV? I was a fan of her work there (less so on the Today show), and she’s far from a dumb broad.

    • lucy2 says:

      Typical rich white male narcissist, he probably thinks he “gave” her the career and that she owes him loyalty. Utter BS.

      I can’t believe he thinks anyone wants to ever hear from him again. He needs to go away and be thankful he’s not been put in jail where he belongs.

    • holly hobby says:

      I think she has a JD. So she knows how the legal system works. One of those pictures with him holding her against him is gross now that we know what he’s about.

  9. K.T says:

    Can we we just roll Prince Andrew, Lauer, Pence & Trump on an island & hunger game them? And a few others too!

    • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

      I’d pay good money to watch that.

    • lucy2 says:

      I’m partial to the rocket into the sun idea, but the island may be more practical.

      • K.T says:

        @AndrewsNemesis & @Lucy2: Rocket launch or dangerous island works for me – let’s just call it ‘rehoming’ with their forever family – ruh rah ;p

  10. Mumbles says:

    It’s great that she’s frozen off Lauer.

    I am curious what she thought of the way Lauer and his bullying enablers at NBC treated Ann Curry.

    • Christina says:

      She’s probably heard what he did to Curry from others inside NBC. I don’t think that Curry would share it.

      Savannah was his handpicked defense against all of the things he did to women. Her real job for Lauer was to provide plausible deniability if the accusations ever got out, and she refused to do it, bless her.

      • Mumbles says:

        There was a New York magazine article about what happened to Curry and it sounds like the bullying was right out in the open. Lauer and his mean alpha male friends in management would post photos of Curry in unattractive outfits (I remember one of them a fluffy yellow sweater that they mocked as making her look like Big Bird) and ridicule her for flubs. And then he gaslighted her when she announced she was leaving, pretending to be very sad about it on camera.

        Lauer and his gang of enablers were at fault. And they were very powerful and had protection from management. But Savannah always looked very chummy with Lauer before the harassment scandal broke. She probably didn’t know about the sexual harassment, but if she knew about how he treated Curry and still laughed and had a great old time with ole Matt, she – and everyone else who did so – had a problematic blind spot.

      • Darla says:

        Wow that’s awful, I didn’t know he did that to Curry. My god, how old are these people? I knew something happened because I still remember when Al Roker made a nasty remark to him right on camera, about stabbing Curry in the back. I didn’t know the details.

  11. Va Va Kaboom says:

    There’s been a long-standing rumor, years before Ronan Farrow showed alllllllllllll the receipts, that he’s the father of one her kids. I didn’t give a fudge about her before, but I like her slightly more now that I know he feels “betrayed”.

    • Mumbles says:

      I think that rumor is about someone else…someone he had reassigned to the West Coast when he tired of her or she aged out. Savannah’s kids look a *lot* like her husband. I never heard any rumors about Savannah and Lauer.

  12. Meg says:

    “From the second the story came out, he feels Savannah jumped on the opportunity to bury him. It’s a betrayal in Matt’s eyes.”
    Narcissists assume everyone thinks the way they do, matt encouraged ann currys treatment by NBC so he assumes others like Savannah act the same way. It couldn’t possibly be that she doesn’t want to seen supporting someone whos done what hes done, it must be to bury him to try to hurt him

  13. sassafras says:

    NO ONE WANTS TO HEAR FROM MATT LAUER. Go live in your multi-million dollar house and be the pathetic rapist that you are and be glad no one’s sending you to prison. Yet.

  14. PixiePaperdoll says:

    Imagine still being friends with Matt Lauer.

  15. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I’m fairly certain betrayed would be her descripter as well. And disgusted.

  16. Liz version 700 says:

    If course he does. Women are supposed to either serve him or service his predilections. Gag he belongs in jail

  17. Darla says:

    Shut up Matt!

  18. HELEN says:

    i feel like he’s sending out a threat to her with this leak, like – “i will reveal that you knew” type of thing.

    • Jules says:

      It does feel like an underlying message or threat here, right? What a gross controlling pig.