Report: Lauer accused of raping NBC colleague in Sochi

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NEW YORK (WLUC) - Former NBC Today Show host Matt Lauer is being accused of rape in a new book by journalist Ronan Farrow.

Farrow's book, "Catch and Kill", includes allegations that Lauer raped an NBC colleague while covering the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Variety reported the accusations after reading an advanced copy of the book.

NBC News has not seen a copy of the book, but issued a statement about the report.

"Matt Lauer's conduct was appalling, horrific and reprehensible, as we said at the time," the statement reads. "That's why he was fired within 24 hours of us first learning of the complaint. Our hearts break again for our colleague."

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