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Bryant Gumbel SEXUAL HARASSMENT Of Female Staff @ The Today Show

From the book "Inside Today: The Battle for the Morning" By Judy Kessler (former staffer)

Gumbel checked female coworkers’ backs for bra straps

Assessed their bust sizes at meetings

Waved dead mice in their faces

Disparaged the prowess of those he claimed to have bedded

Hid behind doors on his hands and knees, leaping out to bark at women in an effort to scare them.

Plus Gumbel had a special pet name for his co-host Jane Pauley, the "C" word. Such as saying "Jesus that C--- was really on Pluto today"

To hear Kessler tell it, Gumbel’s boorishness was symptomatic of the testosterone poisoning that helped Today fall so far out of touch with its female viewership. Mistakes like Pauley’s abrupt ouster cost NBC an estimated $40 milion. The men in power were vicious even by Manhattan standards, literally playing hardball in the studio and conking passing female staffers on the head.

Do you think the media will pick up on this story about Gumbel, I'm just posting it here.

by Anonymousreply 22December 1, 2017 10:10 AM

I wonder where this all will lead.

Men being afraid to flirt with women?

Women becoming tired of men and buying vibrators instead?

Men and women increasingly becoming gay and lesbian to avoid the gender struggles?

Western people dying out because only Asians and Muslims having children now?

Were reverting back to traditional society structures where the man is the boss in the house and the main reason to for him to exist is to impregnate women to guarantee his genes live on?

I wonder ...

by Anonymousreply 1November 30, 2017 3:38 AM

R1 Hopefully men will just stop sexually harassing women, pulling down their pants and masturbating in front of them, etc.. It's not complicated.

by Anonymousreply 2November 30, 2017 3:41 AM

Is “dead mice” a euphemism for flaccid penis???

by Anonymousreply 3November 30, 2017 3:47 AM

He has always been an unpleasant, arrogant jerk. I've never liked him and don't see how he lasted so long on a morning show.

by Anonymousreply 4November 30, 2017 3:49 AM

[quote] don't see how he lasted so long on a morning show.

Because the male executives protected him.

by Anonymousreply 5November 30, 2017 3:51 AM

So funny! Was just saying on one of the other threads how I’d always heard Gumbal was vile and treated people horribly and wondered if any historical allegations would surface...

by Anonymousreply 6November 30, 2017 4:34 AM

Where did he get dead mice?

by Anonymousreply 7November 30, 2017 4:42 AM

I was thinking about Gumbel today while listening to all of the Lauer news. I remembered what a contemptible prick he was, and wondered if any salacious stuff would surface about him. I hope the public hears about this.

by Anonymousreply 8November 30, 2017 4:45 AM

“Men being afraid to flirt with women?”

A man assessing his female coworkers bust size is “flirting” to you ?

by Anonymousreply 9November 30, 2017 4:47 AM

I let him borrow them from my private collection, R7.

by Anonymousreply 10November 30, 2017 4:47 AM

^Love it.

by Anonymousreply 11November 30, 2017 5:20 AM

Hasn't he sort of disappeared?

by Anonymousreply 12November 30, 2017 5:27 AM

R11 Yes, because no one can stand him.

by Anonymousreply 13November 30, 2017 4:01 PM

[quote] only Asians and Muslims having children now?

r1 has never been to Africa, Mexico or East Los Angeles.

by Anonymousreply 14December 1, 2017 8:25 AM

[quote]Hopefully men will just stop sexually harassing women, pulling down their pants and masturbating in front of them, etc.. It's not complicated.

We need to coin the term MSFs.

MSFs (males who have sex with females) need to stop pulling down their pants and whipping their dicks out whenever a member of the female sex is present.

by Anonymousreply 15December 1, 2017 8:34 AM

I kind of hate to say it (I'm not really a looksist), but I would definitely think twice about hiring a pretty, alluring girl to work in my business in the current climate of lawsuits and accusations.

by Anonymousreply 16December 1, 2017 9:15 AM

What about hiring predatory creeps? Aren't they the ones causing the problems?

by Anonymousreply 17December 1, 2017 9:29 AM

But how can you tell who the creep is? They are unlikely to have it printed on their resume. This is the dilemma for H.R departments.

by Anonymousreply 18December 1, 2017 9:33 AM

R4 nails it.

by Anonymousreply 19December 1, 2017 9:37 AM

Sometimes you can tell who the creep is.

by Anonymousreply 20December 1, 2017 9:38 AM

I just saw his brother on some HBO sports interview show, he has the roundest head.

by Anonymousreply 21December 1, 2017 9:47 AM

In large scale operations, were this kind of culture can thrive especially in media (where a persons looks are as, or even more valuable than any other attribute) they have the resources to mitigate damage control in certain situations, they can form task-forces, assemble teams of specialists to weed out abuse, preform thorough internal investigations.... In the real world where one mistake can fuck up an operation for good you don't have the luxury of giving people unlimited amounts of chances, more like one chance only, so you can't allow boy's clubs to thrive. That's why I'd be more likely at this this point to hire an employee who was competent and good at her job and not based on how attractive she was.

by Anonymousreply 22December 1, 2017 10:10 AM
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