GROSS! Matt Lauer Once Told Meredith Vieira To ‘Keep Bending Over’ On Camera Watch The Creepiness

UPDATE 7:56 P.M. EST: TMZ previously reported the woman in the video to be Katie Couric. It has since been clarified to be Meredith Vieira.

Matt Lauer really liked his coworkers. Especially when they were bending over.

Now that the TV host has officially gotten the boot at NBC over sexual misconduct allegations, decades’ worth of stories have been coming out highlighting his alleged true creepy nature.

And if word of mouth isn’t enough, we now have video evidence!

Video: Natalie Morales Is ‘Just In Shock’ Over Lauer’s Firing!

On Wednesday, TMZ released a clip from October 2006 showing Matt eyeing Meredith Vieira while the cameras were still rolling during a commercial break.

As Meredith leaned over to pick up papers on the table in front of him, you can hear Matt say:

“Pretty sweater. Keep bending over like that. It’s a nice view.”

Gross. Does he kiss Al Roker with that mouth?

Weirdly enough, the inappropriate comment found its way to the public even though Today had gone to commercial at the time. In at least one city, the local affiliate stayed on NBC’s in-studio feed, resulting in Matt’s very own Access Hollywood style tape. At least he didn’t tell Meredith where he wanted to grab her…

Related: Donald Trump Reacts To Matt’s Firing

See for yourself (below):

Sexually charged comments weren’t all his cohosts had to put up with — back in 2012, Katie Couric told Andy Cohen that Matt pinched her ass a lot.

[Image via NBC.]

Read more: http://perezhilton.com/2017-11-29-matt-lauer-katie-couric-sexual-harassment-nice-view-on-camera


New Human Trafficking Operation Targets Adoptive Families in the U.S.

If the consumerism of the holiday season tells us anything, it’s that for everything, there is a market.

There’s a market for children’s toys, a market for kitchenware a market for outdoor enthusiasts and a market for video gamers, just to name a few.

These days, as unconventional as it may sound, there’s a greater market than ever before for orphaned children in third-world countries. And with more than one million U.S. families trying to adopt each year, it’s a market that human traffickers have taken notice of.

As someone who feels like God placed international adoption on my heart from a young age, it’s easy to understand why so many Americans, and people all over the globe in developed countries, would open their families and lives to children in need. Adoption isn’t just giving the child a better life, it’s giving a family a better life.

At least, that was the experience for Adam and Jessica Davis, an Ohio couple who adopted 5-year-old Namata from Uganda in 2015.

The family paid $15,000 to European Adoption Consultants (EAC). The agency, which is based in Strongsville, Ohio, has arranged thousands of adoptions and matched the family with a 5-year-old girl, who they called Mata.

The Davises were told that Mata had been abandoned by her mom after the father passed away. She had been placed in an orphanage called God’s Mercy Children’s Home, and the Davises were able to fly to Uganda and meet her. In September 2015, they brought her home to Ohio.

But what most would see as a new life for Mata and the Davises quickly turned into an adoptive parent’s worst nightmare.

As Mata became more fluent in English, she began telling Jessica about her life back home in Uganda. She talked about her mother in ways that made everything the Davises had seen on paper sound like a lie.

That’s because it was.

It turns out Mata and her mother had unknowingly become victims of a new form of human trafficking, in which parents in third-world countries are told their child will be temporarily sent away for a better education with the promise of a later return.

What those parents don’t know is that they’re voluntarily putting their child in the hands of traffickers—con artists who are making a hefty paycheck off of the abduction, then adoption of a Ugandan “orphan.”

Mata’s stories led the Davises to question their adoption agency, as well as their own involvement with what they now believed to be human trafficking.

All too often when we hear the term “human trafficking,” we automatically associate it with sexual violence. But that’s not always the case.

Mata was never sold for sex, but she was exploited. Someone financially benefitted from her being abducted and relocated against her will, and the will of her mother.

Through research and the help of Reunite Uganda, Jessica was able to track down Mata’s mother. The organization arranged a Skype call between the two, and Mata pressed for answers. Why did her mother give her away?

“My mom was tricked,” she says after the call. “My mom was tricked.”

Jessica and Adam now faced an impossible decision.

Do they keep their daughter, who they’ve legally adopted and been granted parental guardianship to, or do they send her back to her biological mother?

“If our child had been taken from us, we would want them back,” Adam says.

The couple agreed that they would return Mata to her mother.

The Davises filed to have the adoption vacated, and one year after being brought home to the United States, Mata and her adoptive parents made their way back to Uganda, to reunite her with her mother.

Since Mata’s story, along with at least three others, has been brought to the attention of the United States as well as Ugandan government, God’s Mercy Children’s Home has been shut down, and the EAC is under FBI investigation.

Of course, the actions of few should not lead to the inaction of many. There are legitimate orphanages in third-world countries who work with legitimate adoption agencies here in the states.

The best advice: Do your research. There were no warning signs that the Davises had chosen to work with an agency who did bad business on one end or another. But there are ways to ensure your adoption agency and the processing of your adoption is ethical.

The U.S. Department of State’s website offers a comprehensive list of accredited agencies, including the more than 75 countries affiliated with Hague Adoption Convention—an international agreement enacted to safeguard intercountry adoptions.

Adoption.com suggests asking lots and lots of questions—and not being afraid to ask even more. According to their website, every agency should be willing to share contract information, proof of a valid license, their scheduling fee and estimated adoption expenses, information about their in-country relationships with social services, private orphanages and facilitators, as well as their overall mission concerning the well-being of both children and birth parents they represent.

There are thousands of children in the world who desperately need a loving forever home. The market for orphans in third-world countries has a direct line back to the United States with over one million families trying to adopt each year. That means we don’t stop from fear of scam, but we press on, knowing how to be smart in our pursuit of adopting a child through a legitimate and reputable agency.

Read more: https://faithit.com/new-human-trafficking-operation-targets-adoptive-families-in-the-u-s/


The Best Cyber Monday Gaming Deals We’ve Found So Far

We’ve already published our favorite Cyber Monday deals for 2017, but we’re making some topic-specific guides to help you navigate the immense number of deals going on over the extended Thanksgiving weekend. There are a lot of excellent gaming deals going on, and we’ve gathered some of the best right here, all available online in the spirit of Cyber Monday.

(Be sure to check out our Cyber Monday deals guide for a lot more sales.)

Handpicked WIRED Cyber Monday Guides:

Gaming Service Deals

1 Year of PlayStation Plus – $40 ($20 off)

Buy on Amazon

If you own a PS4, you need PS Plus to play online. It also gives you access to a few free games each month. This is an easy way to save a few bucks on a service that's basically required.

1 Year of Xbox Live Gold- $50 ($10 off)

Buy on Amazon

If you have an Xbox, Xbox Live Gold is a no-brainer. Not only does it get you online multiplayer access, it also nabs you a few Games with Gold each month you can play for absolutely free. So this is basically just $10 off what you already have to pay for.

Gaming Hardware Deals

SanDisk MicroSD Cards (For Switch) on Deep Discount (40% off)

Buy 64GB MicroSD for $15 ($10 off) on Amazon

Buy 128GB MicroSD for $30 ($20 off) on Amazon

A big MicroSD card is a must-have for any Nintendo Switch owner. We recommend at least 64GB, but the more the merrier. These prices are excellent, so load up!

Logitech Prodigy Gaming Headset – $35 ($35 off)

Buy on Amazon

This is a quality wired gaming headset that will work with PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and other sources. We haven't tested it, but it has strong reviews around the web. At $35, it's a great deal.

Xbox One S Console Bundle – $190 ($60 off)

Buy on Microsoft Store (extra game included), B&H Photo, $229 on Amazon, Jet

A number of retailers will offer the Xbox One S for $190 throughout Cyber Weekend. This is a very low price, and unless you have a 4K TV with HDR, there’s no reason to get a One X over a One S this holiday. The Microsoft Store has the best deal of the bunch. It includes a free game and one month Game Pass.

PlayStation 4 Pro 1 TB – $350 ($50 off)

Buy on Walmart, Amazon

Walmart has the PS4 Pro at the lowest price we've seen this season. $50 might not seem like a big discount, but this powerful console rarely dips below its $400 price, so every little bit helps.

Turtle Beach Ear Force Xbox One Wired Gaming Headset – $40 ($20 off)

Buy on Amazon

This Turtle Beach headset will connect right to your Xbox One controller. Like all Turtle Beach headsets, the sound is clear and the headset doesn't get in your way.

Blackout Yeti USB Microphone and Assassin's Creed Origins Bundle – $92 ($48 off)

Buy on Amazon

An amazing value on this bundle. The game is almost free.

Razer Mano'war Gaming Headset – $119 ($50 off)

Buy on Razer

Razer's award-winning wireless gaming headset for the PC is at a discount. PC/Mac/PS4 only. Sorry Xbox fans.

Razer Kraken Gaming Headset – $80 ($20 off)

Buy on Razer

Need a PC-compatible USB headset? One of Razer's best is $20 off right now.

New Nintendo 3DS XL – $179 ($20 off)

Buy on Walmart

If you can't afford a Nintendo Switch, the Nintendo 3DS has a back catalog of awesome games that can't be beat, and all for pennies on the dollar. Save $20 on the latest 3DS console. If you don't care about 3D (and you don't need to), you can save another $30 with the new 2DS XL, which we highly recommend.

Oculus Rift with Touch Controllers Bundle – $350 ($50 off)

Buy on Amazon

The Rift keeps getting cheaper, and that's a great thing for anyone who wants to try out VR. If you're thinking of buying into high-end VR this year on your PC, the Rift likely won't get cheaper.

PS4 and Xbox One Controllers – $40 ($20 off)

Buy PS4 Controllers on Amazon, Best Buy (Crystal Red), Walmart (Crystal Blue)

Buy Xbox One Controllers on Amazon, Microsoft Store

PS4 controllers seem like they run out of juice every day or two, and they always cost at least $60 to replace. If you’re in need, most Sony DualShock controller colors will be $40 all week, and Microsoft is discounting many versions of its Xbox One controller to match. Best Buy and Walmart have some new exclusive DualShock colors, as well.

PlayStation VR Headset with Skyrim VR – $350 ($100 off)

Buy Skyrim VR Bundle on GameStop, Target, Best Buy

Sony’s PlayStation VR headset (read WIRED’s review) works with any PS4, and it’s finally coming down in price. This bundle comes with a special version of Skyrim, two motion controllers, the headset, and camera. B&H Photo has a similar PSVR bundle with PlayStation Worlds, if the Skyrim VR version sells out.

PlayStation VR Headset with Gran Turismo Sport – $299 ($100 off)

Buy on Amazon

Even though this bundle includes fewer accessories, it's still an affordable way to get into a new PSVR headset. Includes PSVR, the PS4 Camera, and Gran Turismo.

PlayStation VR Headset (by itself) – $200 ($100 off)

Buy on GameStop

If you don't need the games, but still want the headset, it is on sale as well. You can purchase games digitally through Sony's PlayStation Store.

Nintendo Switch Travel Case – $10 ($20 off)

Buy on Amazon

If you own a Nintendo Switch, you should get a case for it. It's screen will scratch if you're not careful. This travel case is perfect for packing in your luggage.

Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Comfort Grip – $10 ($5 off)

Buy on Amazon

If you need a second grip for your Joy-Cons, seize the moment! Highly recommended if you buy extra Joy-Cons.

Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Charging Dock – $19 ($11 off)

Buy on Amazon

This charging dock works for up to four Joy-Cons at a time, which really means you can own as many as six and still get them charged regularly.

Video Game Deals

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus – $25 ($25 off)

Buy on Amazon, GameStop

The critically acclaimed, brand new Wolfeinstein game is half off today on Xbox, PS4, and only $30 on PC.

Tekken 7 for PS4 – $25 ($25 off)

Buy on Newegg

The newest edition of the long-running fighting series is finally down to a price worth checking out.

Overwatch (Game of the Year Edition) for PC – $30 ($30 off)

Buy on Amazon

The digital version of Overwatch is on sale for PC (only). Overwatch is one of the few multiplayer games that’s held interest for a year and a half now, and shows no signs of losing its community yet. With more maps and more characters, it’s better than ever.

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War – $25 ($35 off)

Buy on Amazon, GameStop

Physical copies of Shadow of War are on sale. The game has a complex nemesis system and brings you into Peter Jackson's vision of the Lord of the Rings universe well.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole – $44 ($15 off)

Buy on Amazon, $50 on Walmart

Like The Stick of Truth, the latest South Park game is a well-made old-school RPG, and looks exactly like an episode of the TV show. It’s difficulty settings will also surprise you. The game is on sale for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle for Nintendo Switch – $51 ($9 off)

Buy on Amazon

You wouldn't think that a game filled with Ubisoft's annoying Rabbids would be fun, but you'd be wrong. This is a fun and utterly absurd Mario crossover collaboration that is worth picking up.

Madden 18 for Xbox One – $36 ($24 off)

Buy on Amazon

This year's new Madden game is already half-off in download form. The PS4 version has sold out.

Civilization VI – $30 ($30 off)

Buy for Mac on Amazon

Buy for Windows on Amazon

Sid Meier's Civilization is one of the defining gaming series since the dawn of the PC gaming era, and it's better than ever. This installment is the newest and got near universal praise upon its release.

Destiny 2 – $50 ($10 off)

Buy on Walmart

Destiny 2 improves on a lot of the issues players had with the first Destiny and at $30, it’s very affordable for a relatively new game. Developer Bungie continues to fill the game with new content on a regular basis, as well.

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Explorer’s Edition – $60

Buy on Amazon, Best Buy, Target

Breath of the Wild is a serious candidate for Game of the Year, and one of the best reasons to buy a Nintendo Switch (which Amazon is working to restock as quickly as possible). This special version comes with a special two-sided map of Hyrule and an Explorer’s Guide with extra lore and fun info about the game.

Fallout 4 (Game of the Year Edition) – $30 ($20 off)

Buy on Amazon

Fallout 4 has been going strong for a few years now. If you haven't played it yet, now is a great time.

Doom for PS4 – $20 ($10 off)

Buy on Amazon, Best Buy

Doom is scary and twisted, but also a very fun single player game with some solid multiplayer components. At $20, it’s hard to pass up.

Toys That Gamers Will Love

No, they're not video games, but you'll love them anyway!

Acton Blink S – $419 ($280 off)

Buy on Acton Global

Fast enough to go 15 mph and with integrated lights, the Blink S is the perfect toy for when you have to disconnect from the virtual world for a few minutes. Or, you know, commute to work. It functions as a normal longboard when the battery runs out.

LittleBits Star Wars Droid Creator Kit – $79 ($20 off)

Buy on Walmart, Amazon

We will keep picking and picking this toy to prove that it's one of the best and most enjoyable way to indulge both a bot-building hobby and a Star Wars fixation.

Lego Star Wars sets (10-50% off)

Buy on Amazon

If you've never built the Millenium Falcon, now's your chance. You're never too old for Legos.

Pixel Pals Light-Up Gaming Figurines – $10 ($5 off)

Buy on Amazon

Pixel Pals are fun pixelated versions of many iconic video game characters, including Mario, Luigi, Sonic the Hedgehog, Master Chief, and more. They light up and are a great desk item. Some of the models are on sale.

ThinkGeek has a Lot of Sales For Cyber Monday

Buy on ThinkGeek

Want a Super Mario Star for your Christmas tree? An R2-D2 screwdriver? A set of Christmas lights that look like potion bottles? ThinkGeek keeps adding interesting and crazy items every day, right through Cyber Monday.

Cyber Monday Ads for 2017:

We’ve sifted through the mess of deals, but if you want to look for yourself, here are some links. Many of these ads may not be live until day-of.

Deal Graveyard

Nintendo Switch Extra Joy-Cons – $68 ($12 off)

Buy on Amazon

If you like to play multiplayer games, it never hurts to have a few extra Joy-Cons around. You can get 2 extra (one for each side of your Switch) for a bit less right now.

Nintendo Switch Console – $300 (Hard to find)

Buy on Amazon, GameStop

It's not on discount, but if you hope to get a Nintendo Switch in time for Christmas or another holiday, we highly recommend you order it now. Amazon is currently out of stock, but is still accepting orders and Nintendo is ramping up availability over the holidays.

FIFA 18 – $30 ($30 off)

Buy on Amazon

Prefer football to American football? FIFA 18 is also half-off right now.

Risk: Halo Legendary Edition Board Game – $36 ($14 off)

Buy on Amazon

Risk can decimate friendships and tear families apart, but we still love it. This edition has a 60-inch, super long map of the Halo ring and separate 2-player maps with a smaller version of the ring. It also boasts "faster gameplay," but no game of Risk is ever too fast.

Sphero BB-8 App-Enabled Droid – $130 ($20 off)

Buy on Jet

A loyal little droid for the Star Wars fan in your life to send on missions, or simply to clutch while watching the Force awaken.

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