Matt Lauer has returned to the public eye in recent weeks following the release of his Mediaite op-ed. In the published piece, he critiqued Ronan Farrow's 2019 book, "Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators," due to the fact that he believed the rape allegations that were included were false. Now, a source has indicated how some of Lauer's former NBC colleagues may feel about him after his 2017 firing from "Today."

Speaking to In Touch Weekly, the source stated that Lauer's decision to publish the op-ed that focused on Farrow's reporting of the alleged sexual assault allegations has had a negative effect.

"Anyone who was close to Matt seems to be exhausted by his arrogance over it all," they stated, adding, "Matt’s old colleagues have mixed feelings, both on the person they knew and the person he is today, but few are surprised about him coming out and attacking the claims against him."

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This is not the only time that insiders have spoken about the op-ed's connection to those who work at NBC. Previously, it was said that a specific "barbed passage" could have alluded to both Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie and that a certain "opportunity" taken by one of the on-air personalities also upset him.

Prior to the new development, others indicated that he may have experienced tough relationships behind the scenes with his "Today" co-stars throughout the years. Following the accusations made by Brooke Nevils, it was said that the TV journalist had been "ghosted" by Kotb and that Ann Curry could "destroy" him if she ever decided to speak publicly about what she knows. Additionally, Katie Couric is also gearing up to release "Unexpected," her new autobiography, in 2021. This, says a source, has "paralyzed" Lauer with fear.

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Aside from the new op-ed, Lauer has kept a relatively low profile since the upheaval at the network. However, various reports have revealed a few steps he has taken in the subsequent years, including how he made a "quick exit" at an event and began dating someone new following his divorce from ex-wife Annette Roque.

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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