Matt Lauer, one of the most famous TV news anchors in the US, has been fired by NBC over an allegation of sexual misconduct.
NBC said: “On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behaviour in the workplace by Matt Lauer.
“As a result, we’ve decided to terminate his employment.”
Lauer co-hosts The Today Show. NBC said it had “reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident”.
In another bombshell, one of the most beloved voices on US public radio, Garrison Keillor, said he was fired because he touched an upset woman’s bare back to console her.
Minnesota Public Radio said an individual who worked with Keillor on his variety show, A Prairie Home Companion, had accused him of inappropriate behaviour.
Of the Matt Lauer allegations, NBC News chairman Andy Lack said it was the first complaint about their star anchorman’s behaviour in his time there, more than 20 years.
But Mr Lack added it represented a “clear violation of our company’s standards”.
Hours later on Tuesday, Variety magazine reported that multiple women had allegedly accused Lauer of sexual harassment.
The magazine, citing unnamed sources, reports the television star allegedly exposed himself to a female employee, invited multiple female staff members to his hotel room while on assignment and a button installed beneath his desk that allowed him to lock his door without getting up.
Lauer has not responded to the alleged claims.