In recent months, former "Today" host Matt Lauer has faced intense allegations. These have come not only from a Brooke Nevils, a former colleague at NBC, but also in Ronan Farrow's new book, "Catch and Kill." For the most part, the television personality has laid low, aside from an open letter and appearing on social media with his daughter.

However, Lauer has now decided to break his silence in a new interview with Mediaite's John Ziegler.

The former anchor revealed he had been laying low since being fired in November 2017 in an attempt to protect his children. He also admitted that he felt he had made "numerous serious mistakes" and reportedly felt he got what he deserved.

Continuing, he said that what finally inspired him to speak out was the fact that Nevils accused him of raping her at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. 

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Even though the conversation was off the record, Ziegler stated that Lauer revealed he does, in fact, plan on speaking out in a more public and transparent way, but he has not figured out the best way to go about doing that at this point. 

Previously, Lauer had reportedly been considering giving ABC's Tamron Hall his first official interview in an attempt to "get ahead" of the story, as he is said to be "paralyzed with fear" about what is in Katie Couric's upcoming 2020 book, "Unexpected."

At this time, it remains to be seen if he will follow through with Hall's interview.