Billy Bush was the man interviewing Donald Trump when he was a guest on Access Hollywood in 2005, and where me made lewd comments, including, “grab ’em by the pussy.” It was that tape that started Trump’s recent downward trajectory.
It was just announced that Bill Bush has been fired, and has received a large settlement from NBC, estimated to be around $10 million dollars. Bush hosted the third hour of NBC’s The Today Show.
Bush joined the show in August signing a three-year deal that would earn him $3.5 million every year. He was previously suspended from the show when the revelation was first reported.
In a memo to NBC staff, Today show chief Noah Oppenheim said that Bush would be leaving the show “effective today” and wished the “valued colleague and longtime member of the NBC family” “success as he goes forward.” In his own statement, Bush said, “I am deeply grateful for the conversations I’ve had with my daughters, and for all of the support from family, friends and colleagues. I look forward to what lies ahead.”
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