In 2012, journalist Katie Couric said in an interview that Matt Lauer’s most annoying habit is that he pinches her on the backside on the regular.

Couric, who co-hosted the “Today” show with Lauer for over a decade, made the comments a full five years before he would be abruptly fired from NBC for sexual harassment.


Couric did not mince her words when replying to “Watch What Happens Live” host, Andy Cohen‘s 2012 question, “over the 15 years, what was Matt’s most annoying habit?”

“Well,” Couric lemented, “he pinches me on the ass a lot?”

Cohen, who laughed Couric’s comments off, replied that Lauer’s pinching habit would not have been a problem for him and quickly ended the segment.

And that was all she wrote as far as Couric’s pinching admission, that is until Lauer’s firing this morning from his anchor duties at Today for sexual harassment..