Monday, February 16, 2015

Brian Williams‘ Future Hangs on ‘Morality Clause’

Embattled NBC News anchor Brian Williams’ fate beyond his six-month unpaid suspension could hang on a “morality clause” in his contract — which means he could be fired if he offended “a significant portion of the community” or brought himself “public disrepute, contempt, scandal or ridicule,” among other concerns.

The anchor has lawyered up with Bob Barnett, the distinguished attorney who also repped Ann Curry during her dealings with NBC.

Sources tell Page Six at The NY Post, Williams’ contract could hang on the morality clause issue, and whether NBC brass, including Stephen Burke and Comcast CEO Brian Roberts, rule he breached it.

Williams had recently signed a $10 million, five-year pact.

Meanwhile, Saturday night Jim Carrey helped prove how awkward live television can be during the SNL 40 red carpet special Sunday night when he asked NBC’s Today show hosts Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie, “Where are you hiding Brian Williams?”

“Oh, look at the time,” Lauer joked as the moment dragged on.

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