Matt Lauer spotted with 'hatred' tattoo one day after claiming he was 'falsely accused of rape'

David Caplan
May 21, 2020 - 2:31 pm

FILE - In this April 21, 2016, file photo, Matt Lauer, co-host of the NBC "Today" television program, appears on set in Rockefeller Plaza, in New York. Matt Lauer accused author Ronan Farrow on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 of shoddy and biased journalism in his book “Catch and Kill” that included what Lauer says is a false accusation that the former “Today” show host raped a co-worker. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Matt Lauer, who this week claimed he was "falsely accused of rape" in Ronan Farrow's book "Catch and Kill," was spotted in Noyack in Suffolk County on Wednesday with a never-before-seen tattoo that sent a strong message.

“Hatred corrodes the container it is carried in," reads the tattoo in cursive writing, located on the former "Today" show host's inner right forearm. It's unclear when Lauer got the ink, or even it's permanent.

The quote appears to be from the eulogy that Sen. Alan Simpson gave at George H.W. Bush’s funeral in 2018.

Simpson's full quote was, "You would have wanted (Bush) on your side. He never hated anyone. He knew what his mother and my mother always knew: Hatred corrodes the container it’s carried in. The most decent and honorable man I ever met was my friend George Bush."

Farrow has a podcast, also called "Catch and Kill," on Radio.com. 1010 WINS and Radio.com share the same parent company, Entercom Communications Corp.