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Lauer admits some truth in stories

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Fired NBC Today Show host Matt Lauer has issued his first public reaction to three complaints of sexual misconduct made against him.

Lauer's former co-host, Savannah Guthrie read his message at the beginning of Thursday's broadcast.

It reads as follows:

“There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions. To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry.”

“As I am writing this I realize the depth of the damage and disappointment I have left behind at home and at NBC. Some of what is being said about me is untrue or mischaracterized, but there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed.”

“I regret that my sham is now shared by the people I cherish dearly.”

“Repairing the damage will take a lot of time and soul searching and I'm committed to beginning that effort. It is now my full time job.”

“The last two days have forced me to take a very hard look at my own troubling flaws. It's been humbling. I am blessed to be surrounded by the people I love. I thank them for their patience and grace.”

The message came 24 hours after Guthrie announced that Lauer had been fired by NBC due to allegations made by one of his former co-workers.  

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