On “The 700 Club” this morning, televangelist Pat Robertson weighed in on the news that NBC had fired Matt Lauer for sexual misconduct in the workplace by voicing his concern that men who are “terrific people” are having their careers ruined by false accusations.
Robertson began by recounting how a woman who worked for his Christian Broadcasting Network had told him that when she had previously worked in Hollywood, female staff were expected to provide sexual favors for stars and network executives.
“That was standard stuff,” Robertson said. “Now it’s looked on as shocking but, folks, it’s been happening a long time and nobody said anything about it. Now they’re finally wising up, but I just hate to see some of these men’s careers—I mean, guys like Charlie Rose, these are terrific people and I hate to see it happen.”
“These guys don’t have a trial, either,” he added. “They don’t have the rules of evidence to force these accusers to come forward with the preponderance of evidence is what you get in a trial. You don’t have that now, so these people’s careers are being ruined and we just hope and pray that these women are telling the truth.”
Robertson then briefly attempted to defend Roy Moore, who has vehemently denied multiple allegations that he pursued sexual relationships with teenage girls when he was in his 30s, before changing the subject.