According to recent reports, Matt Lauer might have insisted on a quick divorce from his ex-wife, Annette Roque, because he tried to evade impending rape allegations, and this was a well-coordinated attempt to preserve its image.
The fact that the attempt was ultimately unsuccessful is another story, but that did not stop Lauer from trying it in the first place.
Now Lauer is accused of inappropriate sexual behavior and faces a challenging time for himself, especially in the light of the recent statements made against him.
However, Lauer could have prevented the most damage by withdrawing his divorce because sources indicate that rumors would have made his divorce negotiations very challenging, possibly overthrowing the scales.
Talking to Radar Online prominent New York City-based divorce lawyer Robert Wallack, who does not represent Lauer, had this statement: “As a general principle, it is certainly preferable to negotiate a divorce settlement without at the same time having to answer serious accusations or dealing with strange, beneficial drama. ”
He added:” So if Matt Lauer knew in advance that this rape story was coming out, he would probably be encouraged to have the quick divorce and not have it on his plate after the allegations of rape were made public.
That is probably exactly what the star was trying to avoid in the first place.
It is unclear exactly how things went behind the scenes and whether Lauer did indeed have to face additional difficulties in his divorce as a result of the rape allegations, because it was never fully confirmed whether those allegations had been reached before his wife. they were made public in the first place.
Lauer has for the most part tried to distance himself from both situations.
Lauer’s ex-wife was recently forced to speak out after new allegations of sexual abuse against him were introduced in the new book by Ronan Farrow, Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and Conspiracy to Predators.
Roque & # 39; s lawyer, John M. Teitler, told PEOPLE: “In response to your question, our client asked us to tell you that now the parties are officially divorced, her priority and some care is for their wonderful children. Our client will not make any further statements. ”