Katie Couric cut all ties with Matt Lauer after 'devastating and disgusting' scandal: 'He betrayed me'

Matt Lauer and Katie Couric attend The New York Observer Relaunch Event on April 1, 2014
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Katie Couric revealed that she no longer has any relationship with her former "TODAY" co-host Matt Lauer following his firing in 2017 for inappropriate sexual conduct in the work place.

The former "Today" show host, 64, shared the information during a sit-down interview with Savannah Guthrie where she spoke about her controversial upcoming memoir “Going There,” Today says.

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"We have no relationship," Couric told Guthrie.

Couric went on: “There was a side of Matt I never really knew.”

"As I got more information and learned what was going on behind the scenes, it was really upsetting and disturbing," she added. "It was really devastating, but also disgusting.”

She continued: "I think what I realized is that there was a side of Matt I never really knew, and I tried to understand why he behaved the way he he did, and why he was so reckless and callous, and honestly abusive to other women.”

Couric went to on to tell Guthrie that Lauer feels that his former co-host betrayed him during his fallout. "But he betrayed me, too, by how he behaved behind closed doors at the show we both cared about so much,” she said.

Katie Couric (L) and Matt Lauer attend the Tenth Annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball at Cipriani Wall Stree on December 2, 2014 in New York City.
Katie Couric and Matt Lauer attend the Tenth Annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball at Cipriani Wall Stree on December 2, 2014 in New York City. Photo credit Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for UNICEF

In the tell-all memoir, Couric, reportedly unleashed multiple allegations against CBS, including how former boss Les Moonves attempted to end her position on "CBS Evening News." Couric, who hosted “CBS Evening News” from 2006 to 2011, was reportedly banned from promoting her bombshell book on CBS.

In the book, Couric also goes into brutally honest detail about her rivalry with the former “Good Morning America” anchor, Diane Sawyer.

She explains that their feud was a result of Sawyer’s desire to beat her in the cutthroat world of TV morning news.

“That woman must be stopped,” Couric writes of the broadcast anchor, a phrase she notes was immortalized on a cushion by one of her “Today” show colleagues.

"Going There," which publisher Little, Brown and Company described as “very honest,” will hit shelves on October 26.

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