Matt Lauer: ‘I Am Truly Sorry’

Former Today show co-host Matt Lauer on Thursday morning released a statement apologizing for his inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace. “To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry,” said Lauer. “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 shamed. I regret that my shame is now shared by the people I cherish dearly.” In addition to an announcement Wednesday morning by NBC News about Lauer’s termination, reports by Variety and The New York Times included bombshell sexual-harassment allegations about the longtime anchor. “Repairing the damage will take a lot of time and soul searching, and I'm committed to beginning that effort,” said Lauer. “It is now my full time job.”