Geraldo wants everyone to take a moment so he can ‘sufficiently explain’ himself on Matt Lauer tweets

It looks like Fox News may have had a word with Geraldo Rivera.

The network was “troubled” by the Fox News commentator’s reaction to the news that NBC fired long-time “Today” host Matt Lauer, and Rivera has now issued a clarification.

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Rivera offered an apology on Twitter Thursday, saying he “didn’t sufficiently explain” himself.

Rivera came under fire Wednesday after he appeared to be defending the former NBC star who was terminated  following allegations of sexual harassment.

“News is a flirty business,” Rivera said in a series of tweets Wednesday.

Calling Lauer a “great guy” and “highly skilled,” Rivera went on to call out the “current epidemic” of sexual harassment accusations, saying the allegations should be “confined” and “shouldn’t be used to get even w bad bosses or hated ex’s.”

Fox News came forward with a statement of their own after Rivera’s tweets set off a social media backlash.

“Geraldo’s tweets do not reflect the views of Fox News or its management. We were troubled by his comments and are addressing them with him.”

New accuser: Matt Lauer sexually assaulted me in his office until I passed out

Amid the rapid-fire accusations and old videos that continue to resurface in the wake of sexual harassment allegations, one clip from a 1991 interview with Bette Midler was unearthed to show the star accusing Rivera of groping her in the 1970’s.

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