NEW YORK (CNN) – Matt Lauer has apologized after he was fired from NBC News.

An employee at the network filed a complaint earlier this week against the former “Today” show anchor about “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.”

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Lauer’s full statement, as provided to CNN and read on the “Today” show on Thursday, is below:

“There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions. To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry. As I am writing this I realize the depth of the damage and disappointment I have left behind at home and at NBC.

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“Some of what is being said about me is untrue or mischaracterized, but there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed. I regret that my shame is now shared by the people I cherish dearly.

“Repairing the damage will take a lot of time and soul searching and I’m committed to beginning that effort. It is now my full time job. The last two days have forced me to take a very hard look at my own troubling flaws. It’s been humbling. I am blessed to be surrounded by the people I love. I thank them for their patience and grace.”

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