Matt Lauer Conspicuously Absent From Today’s 25 Year Celebration

Matt Lauer Conspicuously Absent From Today’s 25 Year Celebration
Matt Lauer attends The Rolling Stones celebrate the North American debut of Exhibitionism at Industria in the West Village in New York City, on Nov. 15, 2016. (Jason Kempin/Getty Images for The Rolling Stones)
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Matt Lauer was notably absent Thursday from footage of NBC’s 25th anniversary of the “Today” show moving into Studio 1A in New York.

Lauer was taken off of the show after sexual misconduct allegations in 2017. He was removed from all video for the celebration, according to footage of the event. “Today” hosts Al Roker, Savannah Guthrie, Carson Daly, Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush were included in the footage.

Lauer worked on the show for almost 25 years before being ousted. His sexual misconduct allegations included lewd comments, sexual assault and more.

The celebration included looking back on concerts, on-air marriage proposals and other events that happened on the show over the past 25 years.

Lauer spoke out about the allegations after being fired from the “Today” show. He said that all of the allegations against him were false.

“I fully acknowledge that I acted inappropriately as a husband, father, and principal at NBC,” Lauer’s statement read according to the Washington Post. “However I want to make it perfectly clear that any allegations or reports of coercive, aggressive or abusive actions on my part, at any time, are absolutely false.”

Matt Lauer attends NBC's 'Today' at Rockefeller Plaza
Matt Lauer attends NBC’s ‘Today’ at Rockefeller Plaza, New York, on Nov. 20, 2012. (Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

The allegations of “innapropriate sexual behavior” began at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games, according to the female staffer who accused him.

Lauer and wife Annette Roque settled their divorce earlier in June, according to Page Six. Roque will reportedly get up to $20 million in assets plus their home in the Hamptons. The divorce still has to be finalized by a judge, Page Six reported.

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Matt Lauer and Annette Roque attend the Unicef SnowFlake Ball at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City on Nov. 27, 2012. (Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

NBC did not immediately respond to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

By Shelby Talcott

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