In her first television interview since leaving NBC in 2015, Ann Curry revealed to CBS This Morning about the organization’s “climate of verbal harassment.”
Curry, who co-tied down the Today show with disgraced host Matt Lauer from 2011 to 2012 as a component of more than 25 years with the organization, represented the first time Wednesday about the sexual harassment allegations that have shaken the entertainment and media universes, calling them “past due.”
“We plainly are waking up to a reality and injustice that has been occurring for quite a while,” she said. “I think it will continue to happen until the unreasonable impediment is finally broken.
This is about a power imbalance, where ladies are not esteemed as much as men. I’m not talking about individuals being pulled in to other individuals.
I’m talking about individuals in a working environment who are abusing their energy and ladies and men are suffering. What’s more, I think the way that individuals are speaking out is important, and the way that we are moving against this imbalance of energy is completely past due.”
At the point when squeezed by CBS This Morning has Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell about Lauer, Curry didn’t state her previous co-host’s name, with whom she had a notoriously rough working relationship, yet suggested her unceremonious takeoff from the Today show in 2012.
“I’m trying to do no mischief in this conversations,” she said. “I can reveal to you that I’m not surprised by the allegations. That implies that, you know I’m walking down that street I’m trying not to hurt individuals.
I comprehend what it’s like to be publicly humiliated, I never did anything incorrectly to be publicly humiliated, and I would prefer not to make that pain another person.”
“In any case, I can say…I would be surprised if many individuals, or ladies, did not comprehend that there was a climate of verbal harassment that existed,” she continued. “I think it would surprise if somebody said they didn’t see that.”
auer, 60, who co-secured the NBC syndicated program for over 20 years, was removed from the organization on Nov. 29 following sexual harassment accusations against him.
NBC’s handling of Curry’s exit from Today made system executives look cumbersome and panicky, causing a kickback that additionally sprinkled Lauer and even her substitution, Savannah Guthrie. She went ahead to work with NBCUniversal until 2015.
Curry’s CBS This Morning interview additionally previewed her arrival to TV as host of new PBS series We’ll Meet Again. The six-section series, which premieres Jan. 23 at 8 ET, investigates dramatic historic occasions through the eyes of individuals who experienced them and who now need to reunite with somebody who helped them survive.
At the point when asked this late spring at the Television Critics Association whether she stays aware of her previous NBC partners, Curry said she “gets a large portion of my news from print nowadays.”