Meredith Vieira found a ‘huge bag of sex toys’ in Matt Lauer’s office
While Matt Lauer was a guest on a 2016 episode of “The Meredith Vieira Show,” Vieira, who formerly served as Lauer’s “Today” cohost called him out for stashing what she described as “a huge bag of sex toys” in his office closet.
Lauer’s former “Today” cohost Savannah Guthrie recoiled in horror, but the embattled morning show anchor managed to launch a charm offensive to wiggle his way out of being put on blast. To his credit, he did a good job by blaming the bag of sex toys on a “Today” segment with a particularly generous sex therapist.
“I think you did the segment, actually.” Lauer said, trying to shift the focus back on Vieira.
“I didn’t.” Vieira responded, before claiming that she remembered no such segment nor receiving a gift bag filled with sex toys, as Lauer claimed the whole cast was given. Lauer then shifted the narrative over to a guest spot from Laura Bush and laughed while he told an anecdote about the Secret Service supposedly finding the NSFW gift bag.
At the time, this just looks like someone busting their former coworkers balls in good fun. Now that we’ve seen footage of Lauer telling Vieira he likes “the view” when she bends over, not to mention the Variety report where an NBC employee accused him of gifting her a sex toy accompanied with a lewd note, it looks like Vieira was passive aggressively outing him as a creep.