A new report has surfaced that Matt Lauer's lawyers are hoping to get him around $30 million for his contract that should have lasted through 2018.
In 2016 Lauer renegotiated his deal with the network, but a morality clause could allow NBC to withhold the remainder of his payment.
Lauer was fired earlier this week when an employee came forward with proof of his sexual harassment. Since then, 8 people in total have stepped forward and claimed harassment against the news anchor.
The day after he was fired, Lauer issued a statement on “Today” that was read by his former co-hosts apologizing for his actions.
“There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions. To the people I have hurt I am truly sorry,” he wrote. “As I am writing this I realize the depth of the damage and disappointment I have left behind at home and at NBC. Some of what is being said about me is untrue or mischaracterized, but there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed. I regret that my shame is now shared by the people I cherish dearly.”