Ann Curry Says She Was 'Not Surprised' By The Allegations Against Matt Lauer And A Climate of 'Verbal Sexual Harassment' Existed at NBC

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Ann Curry Says She Was 'Not Surprised' By The Allegations Against Matt Lauer And A Climate of 'Verbal Sexual Harassment' Existed at NBC

She also spoke up about her own experiences with sexual harassment at work.

Published January 17th

While appearing on CBS This Morning in order to promote her her upcoming PBS show, We'll Meet Again, journalist Ann Curry revealed she was "not surprised" by the allegations of sexual misconduct against her former co-anchor Matt Lauer

In her first television interview since she was ousted from the Today Show in 2015, Curry was questioned by Nora O'Donnell about the environment at NBC News. While speaking, Curry revealed there was a troubling climate of harassment that most women either knew of or experienced. 

  1. When directly asked about Matt Lauer, Curry said the allegations did not surprise her

    "I'm trying not to hurt people. I know what it's like to be publicly humiliated. I never did anything wrong to be publicly humiliated, and I don't want to cause that kind of pain to somebody else," Curry told the hosts of CBS This Morning. 

    "I can say that I — because you're asking me a very direct question — I can say that I would be surprised if many women did not understand that there was a climate of verbal harassment that existed," she continued. "I think it would be surprising if someone said that they didn't see that. It was verbal sexual harassment."

  2. Curry also explained NBC had a 'climate of verbal harassment'
  3. In discussing the #MeToo movement, Curry said most women she knows have experienced harassment in some form

    Curry also said that the national conversation surrounding sexual harassment should focus less on the sensationalized scoop and more on the victims. 

    "What are we going to do to remove the stigma and the shame, and make sure these women work and are not sidelined and prevented from contributing to the greater good?" she asked.

    Curry finally spoke of her new PBS show, We'll Meet Again, about people who have lived through major events in history.

Written by Rachel Herron

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