Megyn Kelly, Gayle King, Robin Roberts React To Matt Lauer Allegations, Firing

The women of the morning talk show circuit are speaking out in the wake of recent allegations made against Today show co-anchor Matt Lauer, who was fired from NBC News on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, due to "inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace."

On CBS This Morning, Gayle King empathized with Lauer's longtime co-anchors, Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb, who had tearfully announced his firing on their show. "I look at that picture and I have a sickening feeling of déjà vu. Certainly because we're dealing with our own situation here. It does send a message that you're not too big to fall," she said, having similarly responded to Charlie Rose's sexual harassment allegations shortly after his firing just one week earlier (via Twitter). 

"I take no joy in this," King continued, adding, "We all know how they feel today."

Meanwhile, Megyn Kelly reacted to the news with a message of hope on her show, Megyn Kelly Today. "This one does hit close to home," she began (via Twitter). "I too have known Matt for a long time and he has been a friend....I see the anguish on my colleagues' faces, but when this happens, what we don't see is the pain on the faces of those who found the courage to come forward, and it is a terrifying thing to do."

"I am thinking of those women this morning and hoping they're OK," Kelly continued, adding, "As painful as this moment is for so many here at NBC today, at CBS earlier this month, at Fox News over the last year, in Hollywood this fall, it is a sign of progress — of women finding their voices, their courage, and of the erosion of a shameful power imbalance that has been in place for far too long."

Robin Roberts also reported on the scandal on Good Morning America. "I was really struck, guys, by Today having Savannah and Hoda having to report the story....and how you could just tell that they are grappling with how this is somebody they have worked with," she told her co-anchors, George Stephanopoulos and Michael Strahan (via Twitter). "But they have all spoken about the bravery of their colleagues, those women."

Lauer is the latest prominent man in the entertainment industry to be accused of sexual misconduct since the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke in October 2017. While we wait for Lauer to publicly respond to these claims, read up on the shocking truth behind his firing.