A Cultural Shift On Tolerance For Sexual Harassment

UNCG Professor Christine Murray stopped by the studio to discuss the "Me Too" movement and the shifting culture on sexual harassment. 

Harvey Weinstein. Roger Ailes. Bill O'Reilly. Charlie Rose. All powerful men in media fired after accusations of sexual misconduct. 

Wednesday, Today co-anchor Matt Lauer joined the avalanche of men accused, then fired. 

NBC News fired Matt Lauer fired for "inappropriate sexual behavior." NBC News released a statement saying that the company has received a detailed complaint from a colleague Monday night "about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace" by Lauer. Lack's statement said the company found that after a serious review of the complaint it represented "a clear violation" of the company's standards, and Lauer was terminated as a result.
    
Lack added in his statement that it was the first complaint about Lauer in more than 20 years at NBC, but "we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident."

We asked an expert to weigh in on what some are calling a cultural reckoning. UNCG Professor Christine Murray stopped by the studio to discuss the "Me Too" movement and the shifting culture on sexual harassment. 

 

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