If Matt Lauer has a cartoon angel and devil on his shoulders, then the angel might be responsible for Matt’s recent apology for sexually harassing co-workers at NBC News. But it sounds like the devil has been doing a little whispering too. Page Six says Matt is thirsty for a huge chunk of bye-bye money, and he’s sent his lawyers to NBC to get it.
Sources tell Page Six that Matt Lauer’s lawyers are working on a plan to snag $30 million for the (formerly) early rising perv. Matt still had a year and a half on his $20 million-a-year contract when NBC fired him for sexual harassment. Matt’s alleged behavior broke the moral clause in his contract, which is how NBC was able to fire him before his contract was up.
Sources say that Matt’s lawyers are trying to figure out if getting fired for moral clause reasons violate his right to collect the full amount stated in his contract. But one source seems to think Matt has a better chance of waking up with a full head of hair than seeing a $30 million check from NBC.
“There is no way Matt is getting paid. There has been an irrevocable breach of Matt’s contract, there is a moral clause that says if he brings the company into disrepute – which he clearly has – NBC can terminate his employment immediately without pay and they do not have to pay out his contract.”
Matt Lauer was spotted in public yesterday in the Hamptons for the first time since he was canned from NBC News. Page Six says he was meeting with Hamptons real estate and criminal lawyer Eddie Burke Jr., and was seen handing him an envelope full of money.
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This might be the first time in recent memory that Matt has met someone in secret and given them something that they actually wanted. Then again, that lawyer is a man and doesn’t work at the Today show, so the chance of him getting an envelope with a sex toy in it was slim.