Seth Meyers tackles Matt Lauer firing: ‘You killed your career and you f—d yourself’

Seth Meyers covered Matt Lauer’s firing on Thursday night’s “Late Night,” using the “Closer Look” segment to lambast Lauer and decry the allegations against him.

Meyers began by airing a few newsreels detailing the circumstances of Lauer’s dismissal, including the fact that the complaint received by NBC took place during the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

“And you thought the most disgusting thing at the Sochi Olympics was Bob Costa’s pinkeye,” Meyers joked. “Well, move over, pinkeye, there’s a new, grosser sheriff in town.”

Meyers went on to comment on the implication that, as Lauer was arguably NBC’s biggest money-maker, the allegations against him must have been severe for the network to fire him. He aired an interview with Bill O’Reilly that Lauer conducted after O’Reilly was fired from Fox News for sexual harassment allegations in which Lauer came to a similar conclusion.

“He was talking to Bill O’Reilly, but he could have just as easily been talking to a mirror,” Meyers said.

Meyers then quoted Variety‘s story reporting further allegations of improper behavior by Lauer, including the accusation that he gave a co-worker a sex toy with a note detailing how he wanted to use it on her.

“As a general rule, if you’re giving someone a dildo at work, you’re the dildo at work,” Meyers quipped. Meyers continued to detail the other allegations against Lauer, such as his proclivity for playing the game “f—, marry, kill” in the office.

“I don’t know who you said you’d marry in those conversations, but I do know that you killed your career, and you f—d yourself.”

Meyers could not comment on Lauer’s dismissal during Wednesday night’s episode because it was already pre-taped.

Watch the full segment in the video above.

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 21: Model Alexi Ashe and TV personality Seth Meyers attend the 2015 Time 100 Gala at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 21, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 19: Late Night host Seth Meyers and wife Alexi Ashe attend The Headstrong Project's 3rd annual Words of War event at One World Trade Center on October 19, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for The Headstrong Project)
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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Seth Meyers (L) and Alexi Ashe attend SNL 40th Anniversary Celebration at Rockefeller Plaza on February 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Seth Meyers and Alexi Ashe Meyers arrives at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
PHOENIX, AZ - JANUARY 31: Alexi Ashe (L) and TV personality Seth Meyers attend 4th Annual NFL Honors at Phoenix Convention Center on January 31, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 01: Alexi Ashe and Seth Meyers attend The Headstrong Project 'Words Of War' Benefit at Tribeca 360 on October 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 17: Actor/TV personality Seth Meyers and Alexi Ashe attend the Universal Pictures and Cross Creek Pictures with The Cinema Society screening of 'A Walk Among the Tombstones' After Party at The Top of The Standard on September 17, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 01: Seth Meyers and Alexi Ashe attend the Derek Jeter 18th Annual Turn 2 Foundation dinner at Sheraton New York Times Square on June 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 29: Alexi Meyers (L) and Actor Seth Meyers attend The Cinema Society with Men's Fitness and FIJI Water special screening of Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' at Crosby Street Hotel on July 29, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by J Carter Rinaldi/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 13: (L-R) Alexi Ashe and Seth Meyers attend the 7th Annual Society Of Memorial Sloan Kettering Spring Ball at The Waldorf=Astoria on May 13, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 29: Seth Meyers and Alexi Ashe attend the TIME 100 Gala, TIME's 100 most influential people in the world at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 29, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for TIME)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25: TV Personality Seth Meyers (R) and wife Alexi Ashe Meyers attend the premiere of 'Sister' during the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival at SVA Theater on April 25, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 07: Seth Meyers, Alexi Ashe and Kevin Bacon attend the Denver Nuggets vs New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden on February 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 07: Seth Meyers (R) and wife, Alexi Ashe attend the 2014 National Board Of Review Awards gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on January 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Comedian Seth Meyers (R) and Alexi Ashe arrive at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 04: Alexi Ashe and comedian Seth Meyers attend Amnesty International's Secret Policeman's Ball 2012 at Radio City Music Hall on March 4, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 20: Alexi Ashe and Seth Meyers attend the Cinema Society & Calvin Klein Collection screening of 'The Hunger Games' at SVA Theatre on March 20, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 24: Alexi Ashe and Seth Meyers attend an evening with Ralph Lauren hosted by Oprah Winfrey and presented at Lincoln Center on October 24, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Ralph Lauren)
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