This former morning show head is going to “step down” after a certain winter sporting event.
If his name comes up before then, he won’t be allowed to set his own terms.
Same for the person who was demoted at the same network.
NBC says Olympic host Mike Tirico’s sexual harassment at ESPN is old news
NBC’s latest controversy comes at the hands of Mike Tirico, who is set to anchor the embattled network’s coverage of the upcoming Winter Olympics despite a past that includes various allegations of sexual harassment, including stalking, groping and making explicit comments to female colleagues.
Tirico left ESPN in 2016 to join NBC Sports and is scheduled to replace broadcasting legend Bob Costas as the prime-time host of the 2018 Olympic Games from PyeongChang, South Korea, which will kick off on Feb. 9.
All of the allegations against Tirico came when he was employed at ESPN, but it appears NBC is willing to look the other way despite an ongoing change in culture across the media landscape that has resulted in many high-profile dismissals for similar misconduct.
“When we hired Mike in 2016, we were aware of the incidents from more than 25 years ago, which had been addressed in 1991-92 by ESPN, his employer at the time, and for which he has apologized,” an NBC spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter. “Mike has repeatedly assured us that this behavior is long in his past, and we have no evidence of anything to the contrary.”
Last week, NBC News fired its biggest star, Matt Lauer, for inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace. Ironically, the alleged incident that resulted in his dismissal took place at the 2014 Sochi Olympics — an assortment of other allegations have since surfaced regarding the disgraced former “Today” co-host. – Source