In a recently unearthed video, Meredith Vieira calls out Matt Lauer for having a “huge bag of sex toys” in his office closet.
The clip is from a 2016 segment on “The Meredith Vieira Show” in which Lauer and “Today” show co-host Savannah Guthrie appeared. During the conversation, Vieira brings up a time where she was “snooping” in Lauer’s office and found a shopping bag of sex toys in his closet.
“Can we explain what happened? Because you were there,” Lauer said defensively. “We had a guest on the show who was a ― what was she ― a sex therapist, and so when she left… she gave each of us a shopping bag of stuff.”
Guthrie seemed to shake her head uncomfortably, while Vieira jokingly responded that she didn’t remember the sex therapist segment and didn’t receive a bag of sex toys.
Lauer was suddenly fired on Wednesday amid multiple sexual misconduct accusations including rampant workplace sexual harassment, and that he sexually harassed a staffer at the 2014 Sochi Olympics and assaulted a staffer in his NBC office in 2001.