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Universal confirms payoff to another famous on-air host over sexual harassment complaint

18 December 2017, 01:12 | Ruben Stone

Universal confirms payoff to another famous on-air host over sexual harassment complaint

NBC Made Payment To Staffer After Sexual Harassment Claim Against Chris Matthews

Amber Athey of the Daily Caller exclusively reported last night that NBC paid large sums of money - upwards of tens of thousands of dollars- to Chris Matthews' assistant producer in 1999 after she brought forth sexual harassment complaints against the current MSNBC "Hardball with Chris Matthews" anchor.

The story was first reported yesterday by conservative website The Daily Caller, with the Caller putting the woman's separation compensation at $40,000 - a figure the website said was disputed by an MSNBC spokesperson as significantly too high.

NBC allegedly paid the woman $40,000 to settle her claim against Matthews in 1999, and an NBC spokesperson told the Daily Caller that the network had paid a smaller, unspecified amount as part of a severance package.

Executives fully looked into the matter and dealt with it right away, the spokeswoman added.

The woman has since moved her way through numerous high-profile media roles, according to reports.

NBC also cut ties with "Game Change" author and political analyst Mark Halperin in October after a dozen women accused him of sexual harassment and groping.

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According to an MSNBC spokesperson, the company thoroughly reviewed the situation at the time and Matthews received a formal reprimand.

Matthews launched "Hardball" in 1997 and has hosted the show since.

Matthews didn't respond to a request for comment from Fox News.

Additional women accused Lauer of sexual harassment and assault, and some insisted that executives at the network knew about his behavior. The latter was also the subject of several reports detailing his pattern of behavior, including discussions of a famous red button that he used to close his office door and other incredibly disturbing tidbits.

After his firing, Lauer expressed "sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused", while saying that some of what has been said about him is untrue or mischaracterized.



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