Katie Couric commented on Matt Lauer's behavior

Katie Couric finally responds to former co-host Matt Lauer's sexual misconduct allegations: 'I had no idea this was

According to Variety, Katie Couric has made her first public statement to People Magazine regarding Matt Lauer's departure from NBC's Today Show.

The TV veteran told People that she had "no idea" about the misconduct Lauer is accused of and that the scandal has been "very painful" for her.

Couric added that Lauer's conduct to her was always professional, and that he was like a brother. I think I speak for many of my former colleagues when I say this was not the Matt we knew.

She called Lauer a "kind and generous" colleague who "treated me with respect". "It's still very upsetting", she said. I really admire the way Savannah [Guthrie] and Hoda [Kotb] and the entire Today show staff have handled a very hard situation, ' she added.

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Couric had been criticized for not speaking out in the more than a month since Lauer was sacked for what NBC said was an investigation into a complaint showing "inappropriate sexual behavior" by Lauer's colleague.

Matt Lauer says his farewell to Katie Couric, his exiting co-host of the NBC "Today" television program in the studio, Wednesday May 31, 2006. She said she passed out during the incident, but didn't report it for fear of losing her job. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, NBC News fired longtime Today anchor Matt Lauer after an employee filed a complaint about "inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace".

After his firing, which had been announced live on Now by Savannah Guthrie and also Hoda Kotb, Lauer resolved that the original allegations in a statement.

Couric, who has faced backlash for staying quiet on the issue since the news broke, said the accounts she read were "disturbing, distressing and disorienting". Because I am writing this, I still know the thickness of the disappointment and damage I have gone behind at home and in NBC.

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