Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira 'never spoke again' after his 'Today' show firing: report

Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira's friendship is no more.

The former "Today" show co-anchors, who were the faces of the NBC morning show for five years together from 2006 until 2011, have cut ties from one another since Lauer's firing from NBC News in November 2017.

"Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira never spoke again since his firing," a source told People this week.

The information follows the the latest round of scandal for Lauer, who was accused by former NBC News employee Brooke Nevils of rape in a newly-released excerpt from Ronan Farrow's new book, "Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators."

SEE ALSO: 'Today' anchors Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb react to Matt Lauer rape allegation

In the book, which is the first public reveal of Nevils' name, she claims that Lauer raped her at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, allegedly forcing her to have anal sex in his hotel room despite her saying that she verbally expressed that she didn't want to do so.

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TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Meredith Vieira, Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer appear on NBC News' "Today" show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC Newswire/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Meredith Vieira, Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer appear on NBC News' "Today" show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC Newswire/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
TODAY -- NBC News -- Pictured: (l-r) Ann Curry, Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira, Al Roker -- NBC News Photo: George Lange
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Savannah Guthrie, Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira appear on NBC News' "Today" show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC Newswire/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Natalie Morales, Savannah Guthrie, Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira appear on NBC News' "Today" show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC Newswire/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira appear on NBC News' "Today" show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC Newswire/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Meredith Vieira, Matt Lauer -- (Photo by: Dave Hogan/NBC Newswire/NBCUniversal via Getty Images/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira -- (Photo by: Dave Hogan/NBC Newswire/NBCUniversal via Getty Images/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Co-Anchors Meredith Vieira and Matt Lauer, the officiating Reverend, Cody Helgeson and Martha Stewart celebrate the wedding of Jessica Mapel and Cody Helgeson, winners of "Today Throws A Martha Stewart Wedding," on NBC News' "Today" on October 5, 2007 -- Photo by: Heidi Gutman/NBC NewsWire
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Weather and Feature Reporter Al Roker, Co-Anchors Meredith Vieira and Matt Lauer and News Anchor Ann Curry on NBC News' "Today" on November 14, 2007 -- Photo by: Giovanni Rufino/NBC NewsWire
TODAY -- 60th Anniversary Party -- Pictured: (l-r) Meredith Vieira, Ann Curry, Jim Bell, Matt Lauer, and Bryant Gumbel arrive at the Edison Ballroom in New York to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the TODAY show on January 12, 2012 -- Photo by: Heidi Gutman/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Al Roker as Prince Harry, Meredith Vieira as Queen Elizabeth II and Matt Lauer as Prince William appear on NBC News' "Today" show (Photo by Peter Kramer/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira appear on NBC News' "Today" show (Photo by Peter Kramer/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images)
NBC NEWS - EVENTS -- NBC News Press Conference: é-·Todayé-· Show Announcement -- Pictured: (l-r) Meredith Vieira, Matt Lauer at a press conference where Today Show host Meredith Vieira announced her departure after 5 years of hosting the show (Photo by Peter Kramer/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images)
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TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Meredith Vieira, Matt Lauer -- The "Today" show co-hosts report live from London the day before the Royal Wedding (Photo by Mark Allan/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images)
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While she initially kept the incident to herself and carried on having what she calls "transational" sex with Lauer on several occasions back in New York City, Nevils eventually confided in Vieira, who she worked for at the time of the alleged rape.

It was Vieira who pushed her to report her allegation to NBC News, according to her interview in "Catch and Kill," though she reportedly didn't disclose her rape claim when she did so, in November 2017. NBC still fired Lauer less than 24 hours later for sexual misconduct in the workplace, carrying on an inappropriate relationship with a subordinate at the company.

SEE ALSO: Matt Lauer's ex-wife Annette Roque speaks out for the first time in 2 years

Last month, Vieira called Lauer's firing "like a gut punch" in an interview with People.

"I was [in L.A.] and my phone started going off at 4 a.m.," she explained. "I didn't know what to make of all of it. It was a shock."

"Matt and I were very close," she went on. "He was very kind to me. We both have similar senses of humor. We're both sarcastic."

For his part, Lauer has vehemently denied that he raped Nevils. In an open letter published this week, the disgraced television personality called their relationship "extramarital, but consensual."

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THE TODAY SHOW -- Pictured: (l-r) Weatherman Al Roker, co-host Katie Couric, co-host Matt Lauer, co-host Ann Curry (Photo by NBC NewsWire/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Katie Couric, Matt Lauer -- Photo by: Darryl Estrine/NBC/NBC NewsWire
Matt Lauer, Ann Curry, Al Roker and Katie Couric at Al Rokers' Book Party for 'Don't Let Me Stop This Car! Adventures In Fatherhood' held at Fresco Restaurant. (Photo By: Richard Corkery/NY Daily News via Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 12: American television journalists Katie Couric and Matt Lauer hosting the NBC Today Show from Sydney Harbour on September 12, 2000 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Peter Carrette Archive/Getty Images)
MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE -- Pictured: (l-r) Hosts Katie Couric, Matt Lauer during the 2001 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade -- Photo by: Eric Liebowitz/NBCU Photo Bank
Al Roker, Katie Couric, and Matt Lauer arrive for the NBC 75th Anniversary celebration taking place live in Studio 8H in Rockefeller Center in New York City, May 5, 2002. Photo by Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect.
Katie Couric and Matt Lauer during NBC 75th Anniversary Celebration at Rockefeller Plaza in New York, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
American television news achors Matt Lauer and Katie Couric at NBC's 'Today Show' Book Club launch cocktail party at Branzini Restaurant in The Library Hotel in New York City, New York, June 19, 2002. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
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Katie Couric and Matt Lauer during The 'Today' Show's 2004 Concert Series - The Rembrandts at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Derek Storm/FilmMagic)
Al Roker,Katie Couric and Matt Lauer during Queen Latifah Performs at the 2004 'Today' Show Summer Concert Series - September 24, 2004 at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Debra L Rothenberg/FilmMagic)
Katie Couric as Donald Trump, Al Roker as Oprah Winfrey, Matt Lauer as Paris Hilton and Ann Curry as Tina Turner (Photo by Gregory Pace/FilmMagic)
Katie Couric and Matt Lauer during Jennifer Lopez and Fat Joe Perform on The Today Show Concert Series - March 3, 2005 at NBC Studios, Rockafeller Plaza in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
NEW YORK - JUNE 3: 'Today' Show hosts Katie Couric and Matt Lauer wrap up the show after the Black Eyed Peas performed onstage during the Toyota Concert Series on the 'Today' Show June 3, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 14: Today Show host Matt Lauer jokes with Katie Couric at the signing of 'Today's Kitchen Cookbook' at the NBC store on September 14, 2005 in New York City. 'Today's Kitchen Cookbook' features recipes from chefs who have been featured on the Today show. Proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to the T.J. Martell Foundation, a nationwide organization supporting research into treatments and cures of leukemia, cancer and AIDS. (Photo by Steven A. Henry/Getty Images)
Matt Lauer, Katie Couric and Gretchen Wilson during Gretchen Wilson Performs on the 'Today' Show - September 27, 2005 at NBC Studios Rockafeller Plaza in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Derek Storm/FilmMagic)
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Matt Lauer and Katie Couric (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE -- Pictured: (l-r) Al Roker, Katie Couric, Matt Lauer -- (Photo by: Eric Liebowitz/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MAY 26: (L-R) NBC Today Show hosts Al Roker, Katie Couric, and Matt Lauer appear during the NBC's Today Show on May 26, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 24: Katie Couric and Matt Lauer at the NY Friars Club 'Roast' of Matt Lauer held in the Hilton Hotel (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MAY 05: TV Personalities Matt Lauer and Katie Couric attend the Museum of the Moving Image Honoring Katie Couric at the St. Regis Hotel on May 5, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 01: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Joy Philbin, Matt Lauer, Regis Philbin, Katie Couric and Kathy Lee Gifford attend the New York Giants Super Bowl Pep Rally Luncheon at Michael's on February 1, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for New York Giants)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) 'Today' show co-host Matt Lauer talks with Katie Couric on NBC News' 'Today' show (Photo by Heidi Gutman/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 01: Matt Lauer and Katie Couric attend The New York Observer Relaunch Event on April 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 21: Matt Lauer and Katie Couric attend TIME 100 Gala, TIME's 100 Most Influential People In The World at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 21, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for TIME)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 02: Journalists Katie Couric (L) and Matt Lauer attend the Tenth Annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball at Cipriani Wall Stree on December 2, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for UNICEF)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 12: Matt Lauer and Katie Couric attend The Robin Hood Foundation's 2015 Benefit at Jacob Javitz Center on May 12, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Matt Lauer, Sally Field, and Katie Couric appear on the 'Today' show on Monday, March 7, 2016 in New York -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Matt Lauer's 20th Anniversary Celebration -- Pictured: (l-r) Katie Couric and anchor Matt Lauer on Friday, January 6, 2017 -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Matt Lauer's 20th Anniversary Celebration -- Pictured: (l-r) Anchor Hoda Kotb, Katie Couric and anchors Matt Lauer, Al Roker and Carson Daly on Friday, January 6, 2017 -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Matt Lauer's 20th Anniversary Celebration -- Pictured: (l-r) Katie Couric and anchor Matt Lauer on Friday, January 6, 2017 -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Matt Lauer's 20th Anniversary Celebration (l-r) Anchor Al Roker, anchor Savannah Guthrie, anchor Matt Lauer, Katie Couric, anchor Carson Daly and anchor Hoda Kotb on Friday, January 6, 2017 -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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