Vieira put her former Today co-host on the spot during an appearance on The Meredith Vieira Show in 2015. Lauer explained that the sex toys belonged to a sex therapist whom he had interviewed. “True story,” said Lauer. “I didn’t know what to do. I put it in the closet of my dressing room. The next day, we had Bush on the show, the Secret Service came with the dogs to sweep our dressing room … they open up the thing and they’re opening up the bag, I’m like ‘oh my God!'” On Wednesday, Variety reported that Lauer would use sex toys in his alleged sexual harassment of female Today staffers.