Sex therapist says she gave Matt Lauer the sex toys Vieira found

A sex therapist who served as a contributor to the "Today" show says she's the one who gave Matt Lauer the bag of sex toys Meredith Vieira found in his office.

Laura Berman confirmed Lauer's story days after a segment from a 2016 episode of "The Meredith Vieira Show" resurfaced to show Vieira reminiscing about the time she discovered the adult items in Lauer's closet.

Lauer claimed at the time that the bag of sex toys was given to him by a "sex therapist" who appeared on the "Today" show, without revealing her identity or when it happened — and Berman now says the situation took place in 2007.

"We were in the makeup room and he sort of asked the makeup artist to leave," Berman told "Inside Edition." "He asked me about sexual aids and devices. He confided in me about some of the struggles he was having in his married relationship."

Berman claims Lauer, who remains married to Annette Roque, wasn't eager to go to a store to buy the toys, so she took care of it for him.

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"I brought him a shopping bag filled with toys from my line that were designed for couples and spicing things up," Berman said.

Video of Vieira and Lauer's conversation on "The Meredith Vieira Show" re-emerged online shortly after Lauer was fired by NBC after being accused of sexual misconduct.

During his 2016 appearance on Vieira's show, Lauer said he thought Vieira was the one who interviewed the sex therapist, and contended everyone got gift bags of sex toys. Vieira, however, lightheartedly denied both of those statements.

Vieira co-hosted "Today" from 2006 to 2011. Berman, meanwhile, authored multiple articles on the "Today" website in the past decade, and is listed as a "special contributor" in several of them.

Multiple additional women have come forward to accuse Lauer of sexual misconduct since his firing, including one who claimed to Variety that Lauer gave her a sex toy along with a note on how he wanted her to use it.

Berman would be "crestfallen if any of those toys were used to harass any colleagues or any women," she told "Inside Edition."

Lauer denied some of the allegations against him but issued an apology for his behavior in a statement last week.

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