Former “Today” show host Matt Lauer has slashed the asking price of his Hamptons estate by over $2 million.
Lauer was fired from NBC in November after a staffer came forward to accuse him of inappropriate sexual behavior.
The asking price of the Hamptons estate was previously at $14.9 million but is now listed for $12.75 million, according to Trulia.com.
The 25-acre estate in Sag Harbor, New York, features an 8,000-square-foot single-family home.
The house has six bedrooms and eight bathrooms and was built in 2004.
“The first offering of this unique 25-acre country estate with park-like grounds and total privacy,” says its description on Trulia.com. “Drive up your winding driveway through unassuming gates, beautiful gardens and rolling lawns designed by landscape architect Miranda Brooks, to your own Hamptons resort-like property, with the most beautiful traditional house designed by renowned architect Daniel Romualdez to resemble a new England shingled cape and interior design was impeccably done by Muriel Brandolini.”
Amenities include a tennis court, a pool house, and a heated pool.
Disgraced Matt Lauer slashes $2.15MILLION off the asking price for his Hamptons estate https://t.co/wQFtBmqE0Q
— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) March 7, 2018
Lauer, who owns multiple properties, was reportedly kicked out of another Hamptons estate by his wife, Annette Roque, shortly after the allegations were made public, according to Page Six.
Lauer moved to another property nearby.
He owns a $36 million compound in North Haven and a 40-acre horse farm in Water Mill.
NBC announced in late November that Lauer was fired over the “inappropriate sexual behavior” claim lodged by a female colleague.
Anyone want a Bargain? $15m downs to… https://t.co/zquQJZzcUT
— Roger Joseph (@RogerSJosephJr) March 7, 2018
NBC News Chairman Andy Lack said in a statement that they “received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer,” and that it represented “a clear violation of our company’s standards.
“As a result, we’ve decided to terminate his employment. While it is the first complaint about his behavior in the over twenty years he’s been at NBC News, we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident.”
Lauer released a statement following the firing apologizing to his colleagues and family.
“Some of what is being said about me is untrue or mischaracterized, but there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed,” Lauer said in a statement that was released by a personal publicist, reported Variety.
“Repairing the damage will take a lot of time and soul searching and I’m committed to beginning that effort. It is now my full-time job. The last two days have forced me to take a very hard look at my own troubling flaws. It’s been humbling. I am blessed to be surrounded by the people I love. I thank them for their patience and grace.”