Why Ann Curry 'Didn't Actually Get to Enjoy' Matt Lauer's 'Today' Firing
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"But isn't this his karma?" Stephen Colbert asks the former "Today" anchor, who was fired herself.

Contrary to what many Twitter users wanted to believe at the time, Ann Curry did not get drunk off mimosas when she found out Matt Lauer was fired from the "Today" show.

In fact, she didn't celebrate at all.

"The truth is that I was raised Catholic by a Buddhist," Curry told Stephen Colbert Monday night. "So I think about the Catholic guilt, mixed with the karma, worries, the intensity of that. It was like all of the sudden, my brain -- think 'Game of Thrones' -- the wall, it went up. There was this whole wall of, 'Uh oh, you can't talk like that. You can't think like that.' So I didn't actually get to enjoy it."

"But isn't this his karma?" the "Late Show" host asked.

"Well, that's a good point, but also, you have to think about the pain," Curry replied. "You know, a lot of people have suffered. So I haven't had a chance to celebrate for a lot of reasons because I'm sort of limited," she said. Colbert made a joke about Curry's reluctance to speak further on the subject, to which she replied, "I'm just trying to be careful."

Colbert then asked Curry if she thought there would be a different outcome today if a "powerful man" tried to "force out a seasoned journalist," given the impact of the #TimesUp and #MeToo movements.

"I think that we're not really done fixing the problem," she said.

Lauer was fired by NBC in November 2017 for allegations of what the network described as "inappropriate sexual behavior," and the allegedly tumultuous relationship between Lauer and Curry was widely rumored to have led to the latter's exit from "Today" back in June 2012.

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