In the past few months, former "Today" host Matt Lauer has certainly gotten a lot of negative attention due to a rape allegation that recently came to light. After accuser Brooke Nevils came forward in Ronan Farrow's explosive new book "Catch and Kill" to outline what she said happened at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, the one-time NBC employee also had to face the fact that he was now being "ghosted" by a long-time colleague.

According to Us Weekly, a source revealed that "Today" host Hoda Kotb is no longer speaking to Lauer after the allegations were made against him earlier this month. Even though the two were once "very, very close" and had remained friends after he was fired in November 2017, they reportedly are no longer on speaking terms.

Kotb's decision is said to have "stunned" Lauer, even though she is not the first former colleague to distance herself from him.

This new development comes after both Kotb and her co-anchor, Savannah Guthrie, had to discuss the allegations live on the Oct. 9 episode of "Today." 

In the segment, Kotb said, "You feel like you've known someone for 12 years ... and then all of a sudden, a door opens up and it's a part of them you didn't know." 

Continuing, she said, "We don't know all the facts in all of this, but they're not allegations of an affair; they're allegations of a crime. I think that's shocking to all of us here who've sat with Matt for many, many years. So, I think we're gonna just continue to process this part of this horrific story. And, as [Savannah] said, our thoughts are with Brooke," adding, "It's not easy what she did to come forward."

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Nevils first complained about Lauer's allegedly inappropriate behavior in 2017, which is when Meredith Vieira reportedly urged her to find a lawyer and speak with human resources at the network. 

Lauer has since addressed Nevils' claims in an open letter, to which she herself has responded to. It has also been reported that Lauer's accuser may still be able to take legal action against him if she decides to move forward with such a case.

For his part, the former host has remained relatively quiet. Aside from posting the open letter and appearing on his daughter's social media, he has only made given one off-the-record interview as of now. It was previously reported that he was considering giving ABC's Tamron Hall his first sit-down interview in an attempt to "get ahead" of the story, but it remains unclear if that will come to fruition.