Ann Curry says she wasn't surprised by Matt Lauer allegations

From CBC - January 17, 2018

Former Todayshow anchor Ann Curry says she's not surprised by the allegations that got former colleague Matt Lauer fired and that there was an atmosphere of verbal sexual harassment at the NBC show when she worked there.

Curry lost her job after less than two years as Lauer's co-anchor in 2012 and left NBC in 2015. She told CBS This Morningin an interview Wednesday that it "hurt like hell."

I dont know what was all behind it. I do know that it hurt like hell. It wasnt a fun moment. Ive learned a great deal about myself. Ive really, at this point, let it go. -- @AnnCurry on leaving NBC's TODAY. #AnnCurryThisMorning


She offered no specific examples of wrongdoing, saying she did not want to cause more pain. Lauer was fired in November for an inappropriate relationship with a colleague that began in 2014.

Meanwhile, Today announced that Libby Leist is replacing Don Nash as executive producer for the first two hours of of the program.That means that the three executives running the show are all women. The announcement comes two weeks after NBC appointed Hoda Kotb as Lauer's replacement, working alongside Savannah Guthriemeaning the show has two women in its lead on-air roles for the first time in its history.

Curry has been quiet since leaving Todaybut she gave Wednesday's interview to promote an upcoming show on PBS, We will Meet Again.

I dont know a single woman who has not endured some form of sexual harassment and many women have endured workplace sexual harassment. Its happened to me in multiple jobs. It is a way of sidelining women -- @AnnCurry#AnnCurryThisMorning


"I would be surprised if many women did not understand that there was a climate of verbal harassment that existed," Curry said, later amending that to add the word "sexual."

She said the world is "waking up to a reality, an injustice that has been occurring for some time.

"I think it will continue until the glass ceiling is finally broken," she said. "This is about power, a power imbalance where women are not valued as much as men."

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