Photo Credit: NBC Today Show

November 29, 2017: Today, we are learning of a great media icon who has been fired over allegations of sexual misconduct in the workplace. On the Today Show this morning, Savanna Guthrie and Hoda Kotb announced that their co-worker, Matt Lauer was fired for “Inappropriate Sexual Behavior” in the workplace.

They read a statement issued by NBC. It read in all Caps, “DEAR COLLEAGUES, ON MONDAY NIGHT, WE RECEIVED A DETAILED COMPLAINT FROM A COLLEAGUE ABOUT INAPPROPRIATE SEXUAL BEHAVIOR IN THE WORKPLACE BY MATT LAUER… IT REPRESENTED, AFTER SERIOUS REVIEW, A CLEAR VIOLATION OF THE COMPANIES STANDARDS. AS A RESULT, WE’VE DECIDED TO TERMINATE HIS EMPLOYMENT. WHILE THIS IS THE FIRST COMPLAINT ABOUT HIS BEHAVIOR IN OVER TWENTY YEARS HE’S BEEN AT NBC NEWS, WE WERE ALSO PRESENTED WITH REASON TO BELIEVE THIS MAY NOT HAVE BEEN AN ISOLATED INCIDENT. OUR HIGHEST PRIORITY IS TO CREATE A WORKPLACE ENVIRONMENT WHERE EVERYONE FEELS SAFE AND PROTECTED, AND TO ENSURE THAT ANY ACTIONS THAT RUN COUNTER TO OUR CORE VALUES ARE MET WITH CONSEQUENCES, NO MATTER WHO THE OFFENDER. WE ARE DEEPLY SADDENED BY THIS TURN OF EVENTS, BUT WE WILL FACE IT TOGETHER AS A NEWS ORGANIZATION—AND DO IT IN AS TRANSPARENT A MANNER AS WE CAN.”

This statement was written by the Chairman, Andy Lack, of NBC.

Source:
Savanna Guthrie, The Today Show, November 29, 2017, National Broadcasting Company.

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Joseph Lee is an entrepreneur who owns a “Christ Centered” business as well as he is involved in Marketplace Evangelism & Discipleship. He most recently graduated from Liberty University Rawlings School of Divinity with a Masters in Christian Ministry. His focus was Pastoral Ministries. He will continue to work as a co-vocational pastor/businessman in the corporate world. In previous professions, Joseph was in law enforcement and was almost killed in the line of duty. It was then that he realized that God had spared his life and he was being called into the ministry. Joseph has also been involved in a music ministry and co-produced his solo album called “Shield of Faith” which is offered on iTunes. He also has a diverse background in acting and has appeared in a major motion picture as well as on several television shows on the Discovery Channel. God has changed his life in a way that he is on fire for Christ and shares the Gospel with all who are lost without hope. It is only through his faith in God and Christ that he is pursuing co-vocational ministry in the marketplace. Joseph is the Managing Partner, an Editor, and a Contributor for The Lantern & Shield Times for Faith and other news stories.

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