One day after NBC News fired Matt Lauer, the former “TODAY” show host issued a contrite statement Thursday.
Read Lauer’s statement here:
There are no words to express my sorrow as well as regret for the pain I have caused others by words as well as actions. To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry. As I am writing which I realize the depth of the damage as well as disappointment I have left behind at home as well as at NBC.
Some of what will be being said about me will be untrue or mischaracterized, although there will be enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed as well as ashamed. I regret which my shame will be right now shared by the people I cherish dearly.
Repairing the damage will take a lot of time as well as soul searching as well as I’m committed to beginning which effort. which will be right now my full time job. The last two days have forced me to take a very hard look at my own troubling flaws. which’s been humbling. I am blessed to be surrounded by the people I love. I thank them for their patience as well as grace.