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Matt Lauer

On November 29, NBC announced they had fired longtime “Today” anchor Matt Lauer following a sexual misconduct review. In an internal note, NBC News chairman Andrew Lack said a complaint was filed on November 27 by someone who worked with Lauer about allegedly “inappropriate sexual behaviour in the workplace.” A company investigation into the claim made against the 59-year-old journalist found a “clear violation of our company’s standards,” Lack said. Only one complaint was filed against Lauer during his two decades at NBC, but there’s “reason to believe” other alleged incidents have occurred, according to Lack. “Our highest priority is to create a workplace environment where everyone feels safe and protected,” the NBC chairman added. “Today” show co-host Savannah Guthrie, who has worked with Lauer since 2012, said she was “heartbroken” by the news. “We are grappling with a dilemma that so many people have faced these past few weeks,” Guthrie said. At least three women have come forward with sexual misconduct allegations against Lauer. The former NBC star says he is “truly sorry” to the people he has hurt, while adding that some of the claims are “untrue or mischaracterized.” Lauer admits “there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed,” adding he will dedicate time to “repairing the damage” and “soul searching.” Photo from Getty Images.

PHOTOS: High-profile stars facing sexual misconduct allegations

WARNING: The details in this article are graphic in nature. Readers’ discretion is advised. 

The sexual harassment claims involving some of the biggest names in entertainment are mounting as more and more people are speaking out.

The allegations are sending shockwaves across social media, where the #MeToo campaign has made headlines worldwide.

If it seems like there’s a new revelation every day, it’s probably because there is one. Not all of them include famous movie actors and producers, but that’s where the tidal wave began.

Since accusations were levied against powerful film executive Harvey Weinstein in October 2017, scores of women and some men have come forward with claims of their own.

This photo gallery details the claims and responses of those facing sexual assault accusations in the past month, including Weinstein, Ben Affleck, James Toback, Kevin Spacey, Dustin Hoffman, Jeremy Piven, Brett Ratner, George Takei, Ed Westwick, Steven Seagal, Louis C.K., Jeffrey Tambor, Sylvester Stallone, Al Franken, Ryan Seacrest, Russell Simmons, Charlie Rose, Nick Carter, Matt Lauer, Geraldo Rivera, Danny Masterson, Mario Batali, Larry King, Michael Douglas, James Franco and Morgan Freeman.

This article only mentions allegations made against high-profile personalities in the entertainment industry, and does not mention others who have been accused of sexual misconduct since the #MeToo campaign went viral starting in the final months of 2017.

None of the allegations made against any of these figures have been proven in court. In some cases, the claims being made are being investigated by law enforcement.