It has been nearly three years since television host Matt Lauer was fired from NBC after a female employee, who was later revealed to be Brooke Nevils, filed a sexual harassment complaint with the network.

On Nov. 29, 2017, NBC announced Lauer’s termination from the “Today” show and cut ties with the journalist.

The 62-year-old initially kept a low profile after the scandal, but over the last year, he has spoken out about the incident.

After the release of Ronan Farrow's book “Catch and Kill” which detailed Lauer's actions, Lauer responded with an op-ed in Mediaite. In the piece, Lauer claimed he was “falsely accused of rape” by Nevils.

“This accusation was one of the worst and most consequential things to ever happen in my life, it was devastating for my family, and outrageously it was used to sell books,” he wrote.

In May, a source told People that Lauer is hoping to return to the field of journalism someday.

“Doing the journalistic work he loves is definitely in his future,” the insider said.

A different source went on to reveal that Lauer was worried Farrow’s book would further damage his reputation.

“Matt cares so much about what people think about him, even though he might not want to admit that,” a source said. 

“He’s on a mission right now to take down Ronan because he blames Ronan for getting him labeled a rapist.”

The insider went on to claim that Lauer stands by his statements that his encounter with Nevils was “consensual, yet inappropriate.”

“Matt completely believes it was a consensual affair, no different from what many powerful people do,” says the third source. 

“His whole mission is to clear his name,” the source added.

While Lauer defended himself, he also used the op-ed as an opportunity to call out Farrow over questionable reporting practices.

“Will anyone hold Ronan Farrow thoroughly accountable? I doubt it,” Lauer wrote.

“I ask people to consider how they would react if someone they loved were accused of something horrific and basic journalistic standards were ignored because of a desire to sell books. I also urge people to remember that there are two sides to all stories.”

Farrow later denied Lauer’s allegations on Twitter and insisted the details in his book were factual.

“All I’ll say on this is that Matt Lauer is just wrong. Catch and Kill was thoroughly reported and fact-checked, including with Matt Lauer himself,” he wrote.

Although his future in journalism is still up in the air, Lauer’s love life appears to be thriving.

Earlier this year, sources told Entertainment Tonight that Lauer has been dating public-relations executive Shamin Abas following his divorce from Annette Roque.

“Shamin has been a longtime friend to Matt, and it’s no surprise they’ve started dating. She was there for him throughout this process. Since Matt's separation, he was quietly dating women, but hadn’t been serious until now,” the source explained.

“This romance with Shamin seems to make him really happy. She was one of the first friends to reach out and offer Matt support.”

The two reportedly met in the Hamptons in Long Island, New York, and have been friends for years.

“She has stood by him and isn’t letting what’s been reported affect their relationship,” the source said.

“Matt and Shamin have so much in common. Shamin knows what he’s been through and wants to be there for him for his next step in life.”

Although the two have been spotted out together, it appears Lauer still prefers to keep a low profile three years after his sexual assault scandal. He has avoided television appearances and has a limited presence on social media.

Matt Lauer Matt Lauer is pictured attending The Rolling Stones celebrate the North American debut of Exhibitionism on Nov. 15, 2016 in New York City. Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images