A new report says Matt Lauer, the longtime “Today” show host fired by NBC for “inappropriate sexual behavior,” allegedly sexually assaulted a female staffer at NBC during the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014.

Trump responded to Lauer’s departure by lashing out at “Fake News” and calling for an investigation into the network’s chairman Andrew Lack and MSNBC anchor Joe Scarborough over an “unsolved mystery.”

Five years before Lauer was fired, his onetime co-host, Katie Couric, revealed that he had an irritating touchy-feely problem. “He pinches me on my a– a lot,” she told “Watch What Happens Live” host Andy Cohen, who’d asked her what Lauer’s most annoying habit.

Kathie Lee Gifford on Lauer: “I texted him this morning and said ‘I adore you and no person is perfect in this world.’ And what we need now is forgiveness and mercy for one another.”

Veteran radio host and writer Garrison Keillor confirmed that he was fired by his longtime broadcast home, Minnesota Public Radio, over accusations of improper behavior.

“I put my hand on a woman’s bare back,” Keillor said. “I meant to pat her back after she told me about her unhappiness and her shirt was open and my hand went up it about six inches. She recoiled. I apologized…We continued to be friendly right up until her lawyer called.”

Andy Rubin is taking a leave of absence from his smartphone firm Essential after a report the co-creator of the Android operating system left his previous job at Google following a probe into an inappropriate relationship with a subordinate.

“Pirates of the Caribbean” star Geoffrey Rush is the latest in Hollywood to be accused of “inappropriate behavior,” but he said – though his attorneys – that he never heard of any complaints about the “matter,” and vigorously denied any allegations of misconduct.

The White House defended Trump’s widely condemned retweets of videos purporting to show violence committed by Muslims, with press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders saying that whether the inflammatory videos are real or not, “the threat is real.”

Huckabee Snaders isn’t hiding her pleasure that CNN reporters won’t be attending the White House Christmas party, as the network and the Trump administration continue to feud.

Subpoenas are being sent to 23 Trump businesses requiring them to preserve records that may be sought by the attorneys general from the District of Columbia and Maryland in a lawsuit accusing the president of profiting from his office.

Former VP Joe Biden announced the “Biden Forum,” which he described as a “new space for conversations about America’s future.”

Hillary Clinton says Trump is “a little obsessed with me,” and unable to stop reliving the 2016 presidential election because she beat him in the popular vote.

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and Clinton’s brother Anthony Rodham are facing a $17 million fraud lawsuit from Chinese investors in Greentech Automotive, an electric car company that appears to be struggling to survive.

Democratic Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner says she’s reconsidering whether to run for Congress next year and challenge Republican Rep. John Katko, a month after she had ruled out the possibility. Her rationale: His “yes” vote on the tax reform bill.

Republican NY-23 Rep. Tom Reed denied seeking the state’s governorship after being touted earlier this week in a blog as a favorite to run against Cuomo next year.

Republican NY-22 Rep. Claudia Tenney said if the final tax reform bill that comes through the reconciliation process “doesn’t include some kind of (state and local tax deduction) or at least a phase-in on (state and local tax deductions), then I can’t vote for it.”

The acting chairman of the state’s lobbying and ethics watchdog panel said at a monthly meeting that “comprehensive lobbying regulations” crafted by its staff would indeed have the force and effect of law.

Success Academy Charter school CEO Eva Moskowitz ripped NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio for failing to fork over adequate classroom space in a raucous rally on the steps of City Hall.

An influential rabbi received red-carpet treatment from City Hall after hosting a fund-raiser for NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio in 2013 — and later boasted about steering thousands of votes to him from the Brooklyn Hasidic community, emails show.

Facing a significant revenue shortfall this year, BuzzFeed is laying off about 100 employees and reorganizing its advertising sales and business operations as it moves away from relying purely on native advertising.

Attorney General Schneiderman announced the launch of a new webpage for New Yorkers to check whether their identities were wrongfully used without their consent during the FCC’s public comment process on net neutrality – and to report that misuse to his office.