​Guthrie Flips Off Lauer During Live ‘Today’ Segment​​

Savannah Guthrie allegedly flips off Matt Lauer during a “Today” show segment, but it’s an allegation that Guthrie denies, swearing that her middle finger was never raised.

A person could write a diary of daily Lauer episodes that seem to be going on behind-the-scenes with the morning show, which has tumbled in the ratings and viewership.

Guthrie — who replaced ousted co-host Ann Curry last June — ignited a firestorm of controversy when she appeared to give her colleague the one-finger salute on air.

However, Guthrie fired up her Twitter account and let her fingers do the explaining, claiming that she merely pointed in Lauer’s direction, after he made a wisecrack at her expense.

“Folks!! That was my INDEX finger! Photo evidence proving my innocence coming!” Guthrie wrote, adding the hashtag #fingergate.

Guthrie quickly made good on her promise, providing a screen grab (above left) that does, indeed, seem to prove that she was making a far less offensive gesture toward Lauer.

The alleged incident took place during a segment on vacuum cleaners, when Lauer joked, “By the way, [this is] the first time Savannah has ever vacuumed.”

Despite Guthrie’s protestations to the contrary, a video clip of the exchange depicts Guthrie gesturing toward Lauer a second time. The second gesture, which was greeted by hoots from the crowd on the street, does appear to be considerably less innocent than the image Guthrie provided.

It’s really hard to prove this one with the image and it does appear as if Guthrie is using her index finger, but the facial expression says something totally different.