Variety: Lauer Locked Women In Office — And Management Covered For Him; Update: SOP At NBC?

Garrison Keillor may have won today’s take-expiration prize, but NBC News’ Andrew Lack may run a close second. Earlier today, Lack insisted that NBC had acted against Matt Lauer just as soon as they found out about an alleged assault on a colleague, firing him after a one-day investigation. Variety’s Elizabeth Wagmeister rebutted Lack, claiming that NBC knew full well that her magazine had worked on a Lauer story for two months. It finally dropped this afternoon, and … Lack has a lot of explaining to do.

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  • mauser 98

    confinement is kidnapping

    “any person who intentionally restricts another’s freedom of
    movement without their consent (and without legal justification) may be
    liable for false imprisonment, which is both a crime and a civil wrong.
    It can occur in a room, on the streets, or even in a moving vehicle—just
    as long as the subject is unable to move freely, against his or her
    will.”

    http://injury.findlaw.com/torts-and-personal-injuries/false-imprisonment.html

    • Cat-astrophe

      Kidnapping was my initial thought as well.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      In the statutes under Lauer’s legal jurisdiction, it’s called “unlawful imprisonment.”

  • Hard Little Machine

    Too bad there’s no RICO type statute for these crimes. Because it’s more or less the same thing: a pattern of organized intentional criminal behavior. Whether you apply a strict liability standard or not; that is, you don’t need to demonstrate intent But if corporations were held criminally liable it would make a huge difference. The problem is that EEOC regs apply to classes of people a priori not to the behavior. But that should change.

  • Cat-astrophe

    From a sarcastic brain comes this:
    How can you let these hotties make millions each year if the men that they work with cannot get to “know” them?
    These poor men would be suffering from a constant sexual emergency. And in such a state would be unable to think or speak coherently.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Rub one out and get back to work.
      Your wife and kids need the money.

  • Locked door? That did not get built on its own. Someone had to pay for it. Someone with responsibility had to have known. And obviously it was known by others in the office.

    Sounds like a BIG lawsuit to me.

  • Gary

    How ironic that Trump was attacked by Ashley Judd and Madonna over his Locker talk where he stated a fact that when you have money and fame you can get all the pussy you want .
    Now those same angry Feminists with pussy hats are silent not only over the Hollywood pedophilia and wealth men getting all the pussy them want…..but now Democrats and Liberal males in the general TV media are actually accused of what Trump only opined on that was fact and now proven.

    Does Madonna want to bomb one of the TV studios these pigs work at or Franken’s local Office.
    The rise in Jihad slaughters outside the USA is starting to make Trump’s Muslim vetting plan look good since Paris , London and parts of Germany now have Cement barriers where large groups of people walk to stop the muslims from driving vehicles into the crowds which is now the norm.
    If Justin keeps importing muslims…it’s time to buy shares in Cement companies and funeral homes.
    Omar Khadr wants to be an EMS worker which is a perfect cover for a truck bomb outside a jewish temple.

    I’ve always said the ” Time wounds all Heels ” , and now the body count for Liberal perverts is just the beginning so keep an eye ion the CBC and Federal Liberal party with muslim males .

  • tom_billesley

    Gone are the days of executives aspiring to a top-floor corner office. Media executives will soon have ground floor offices with sound-proofed mentoring dungeons.