Matt Lauer’s ex-wife Nancy Alspaugh has jumped to the aegis of the accursed Today Show host afterwards assorted women accused him of animal misconduct, adage the accomplishments “would accept been so out of appearance for him.”
In a buzz account with Entertainment Tonight on Thursday, Alspaugh explained that she supports her ex-husband “100%,” admitting the abundant animal delinquency allegations that accept been brought adjoin him.
Regarding Lauer’s adjournment from the Today Show beforehand this week, Alspaugh told ET: “I was abashed because he’s been such a athletic at that arrangement and in that job. He’s been the best being that’s anytime captivated that job and I couldn’t brainstorm that annihilation that he would accept done—that would accept been so out of appearance for him—that would accept acquired that reaction.”
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Matt Lauer and Nancy Alspaugh were affiliated from 1981 to 1988, and accept remained ‘amicable’ in the years aback their divorce, according to ET.
“We were actual affable and I, of course, met his accepted wife, Annette, and we had our accouchement at the aforementioned time,” she said. “I’m actual abutting with his family, with his mother and his sister, and I apperceive they’re all aloof aggravating to adhere in amidst this firestorm.”
Alspaugh went on to alarm her the above Today Show host “incredibly nice, abundantly absorbing and abundantly accommodating to advice anybody,” adding, “I never saw him as a ability canvass or somebody who would corruption his position in any way.”
“That’s why it’s so shocking, I think, for the bodies that absolutely apperceive him and absolutely adulation him and they appetite to get the acceptable being out. I appetite to get out the actuality that he fabricated a addition to my nonprofit, that he helped me aback my bedmate died,” she told ET. “The selfless, giving allotment of him, which bodies tend to balloon whenever this affectionate of a bearings comes up. He would accord you the shirt off his aback if you absolutely bare it. He did that for everybody. From the everyman being on set to, you know, the accomplished powers.”
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On Wednesday, NBC accepted that Matt Lauer had been accursed from NBC News, abacus addition yet addition accessible amount to a continued account of business and media elites who accept been ousted over letters of animal aggravation and added inappropriate conduct.
Savannah Guthrie apprehend a account from NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack as an aperture for the Today Show on Wednesday, stating, “while it is the aboriginal complaint about his behavior in the over twenty years he’s been at NBC News, we were additionally presented with acumen to accept this may not accept been an abandoned incident.”