His departure was announced by visibly-shaken co-hosts Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb on Wednesday morning, and a number of explosive stories on his alleged conduct during his time at the Rockefeller Center quickly followed.
No laughing matter: Matt Lauer (above in 2014 at the Sochi Olympics) is accused of sexually harassing a number of female employees, who detailed their alleged encounters with the Today host in Variety Cartoon villain: Lauer reportedly had a button under his desk at 30 Rock (above) that allowed him to lock the door while inside the office.
The former employee described moving away from Lauer during a car journey to the airport because he was sitting 'uncomfortably close', to which he apparently replied: 'You're no fun'.
Then, in 2001, she claims the married Lauer summoned her to his office at 30 Rock in New York to discuss work.
She says he then used a button under his desk to lock the door and then told her to unbutton her blouse.
She said the veteran broadcaster then stepped out from behind his desk, pulled out a chair, bent her over, and started having sex with her until she fell unconscious.
The unnamed woman, who was married at the time, said that given Lauer's position she did not believe that she had a choice at the time.