Questions have been swirling about the possibility because the New York Post published a story on Thursday that said Lauer's lawyers have been angling to get him a payout.
The $30 million figure was predicated on the fact that Lauer was paid about $20 million a year to co-host the "Today" show - an extraordinary sum of money that reflects how profitable the morning show is. Lauer's official last day was Tuesday, and according to a network source, that will also be his final day collecting a check from NBC. The insider didn't deny that Matt's lawyers would try to fight for him to receive a payout, and the source was adamant that the network would not budge on their decision. But the network is reportedly refusing any sort of payout.
Television news contracts typically include a morals clause, giving a network some flexibility to fire a high-priced anchor for cause.
Matt Lauer's wife long-suffering wife Annette Roque has reportedly left NY for her native Netherlands amid allegations that her husband sexually assaulted and abused multiple female staffers at NBC.
Noah Oppenheim, the news division's president, met with NBC Nightly News staff members at their daily meeting to tell them about recent conversations that took place between Lauer and executives.
NBC News found out about the complaints from three different women.
"A team of the most experienced NBC Universal Legal and Human Resources leaders have begun a thorough and timely review of what happened and what we can do to build a culture of greater transparency, openness and respect for each other", Lack said. His $25-million-a-year contract, one of the most lucrative in the TV business, was supposed to run through the end of 2018.