In Going There, which will be released in late October, Couric recalls texting her ex-colleague Lauer following his November 2017 firing from Today over sexual misconduct: “I am crushed. I love you and care about you deeply. I am here. Please let me know if you want to talk. There will be better days ahead.” That's according to The Daily Mail, which said it has seen a manuscript of Couric's book. Couric, per The Daily Mail, admits she read about all the "awful things" Lauer had done, but was worried for him and feared he was '"sleepless, haggard, depressed, maybe worse." The Daily Mail adds that "Couric's take was that it was 'gross' that Lauer was cheating on his wife and 'taking advantage' of a young woman on the show. But she writes: 'The general rule at that time was: it's none of your business.'"