November 30, 2017

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: A disturbing tidbit from Variety’s investigation into Matt Lauer.

Lauer, who was paranoid about being followed by tabloid reporters, grew more emboldened at 30 Rockefeller Center as his profile rose following Katie Couric’s departure from “Today” in 2006. His office was in a secluded space, and he had a button under his desk that allowed him to lock his door from the inside without getting up. This afforded him the assurance of privacy. It allowed him to welcome female employees and initiate inappropriate contact while knowing nobody could walk in on him, according to two women who were sexually harassed by Lauer.

What is something like that called — an “instill-panic button?”

PLUS:

Ouch.

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