Dirty on the :30: How Much Did NBC Know About Matt Lauer?

Friday, October 18th

Megyn Kelly really wants NBC to come clean about the Matt Lauer scandal. Apparently, they knew more about it than they are letting on, as suggested by the nondisclosure agreements they made women sign as they were exiting NBC. The NDAs offered a payout so they wouldn't talk about what went down between them and the Today show star. Megyn's point, shared by other journalists, is that these NDAs don't help women in the long run, because they enforce a policy of silence. The corporate lawyers are part of the problem, encouraging women to stay quiet and take a payout, instead of encouraging them to lawyer up and speak out. This situation also shows that NBC seemed shady, and may not have done the right thing here.