Matt Lauer has essentially remained out of the public eye following the sexual assault allegations he faced in 2019, but on Thursday, the former "Today" host made an unexpected appearance.

According to Page Six, Lauer reunited with "a host of TV bigwigs" at the funeral service for General Electric CEO Jack Welch. At the event, which took place at NYC's St Patrick's Cathedral, the former TV personality was seen sitting with CNN chief Jeff Zucker. Other notable people who were reportedly at the funeral included NBC News President Andy Lack, MSNBC commentator Mike Barnicle, and others.

However, it has also been reported that Lauer made a "quick exit" following the service.

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Prior to his outing, Lauer had received some harsh criticism due to a decision he made to skip a memorial service for former TV executive Bill Bolster, as some said the move illustrated his "arrogance."

Over the course of the past year, the one-time anchor was also the subject of various "bombshells" that were included in Ronan Farrow's 2019 book, "Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators," which included what Farrow called "secret settlements" that were paid for by NBC.

Lauer has additionally had to face various reports over the past year that indicated how his co-stars had felt behind the scenes. Not only did one of them reportedly ghost him, but another indicated that his decisions ultimately affected her career. Other insiders have also indicated that they believe former "Today" anchor Ann Curry could "destroy" him if she were to break her silence on her time at the news network.

At this time, the media personality has not spoken on the record about the accusations, but it has been said that he has been "paralyzed with fear" about Katie Couric's upcoming tell-all, "Unexpected," which is due to be released later this year. Additionally, he has allegedly started dating again, as reports have indicated he has been quietly seeing someone from his past.

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Matt Lauer attends NBC's "Today" at Rockefeller Plaza on Nov. 20, 2012, in New York City. Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images