Media personality Billy Bush has become famous since Friday. The co-anchor of the “Today” show now has more notoriety than he probably wants. That’s because it’s not critical acclaim or praise that has been associated with his name recently. Instead, the talk is about his behavior and his choice of words on the infamous tape where he and Donald Trump talk about women.
As a result of that tape becoming public, Billy Bush is negotiations with NBC to leave the network. The media storm surrounding the tape and the comments made on that tape has pushed the situation to this point.
Donald Trump Tape Prompts Separation from NBC
The tape where Billy Bush and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump make lewd comments about women has become an internet sensation. Everybody has watched the video and many have expressed their views regarding what they heard on social media.
The focus of the debate is the Republican nominee for the office of President of the United States. The talk surrounding the tape is about whether or not someone who expresses such views about women should be the next president. But even though he is not the main target, Billy Bush has caught a lot flack as well. The media buzz is forcing the TV personality to leave NBC, according to reports. It looks like Billy Bush is working on a separation agreement with the network.
Bush had been suspended previously over the remarks he made on a tape from 2005 that was just made public. He was with Donald Trump on his way to film a segment for “Access Hollywood”, a news-entertainment program that Billy Bush was the host of. The two were talking, unaware that a microphone was on. The microphone captured a conversation that features laughing, lewd jokes and comments about the female anatomy.
Billy Bush Remains Quiet Throughout the Controversy
On Monday, Billy Bush wasn’t present on the “Today” show and it was briefly mentioned that he was suspended. By Tuesday, the digital billboards outside the NBC headquarters no longer showed a photo of Billy Bush to promote the “Today” show.
Throughout the scandal, Billy Bush has stayed quiet. He only made one statement on Friday to say that he was embarrassed and ashamed.
“It’s no excuse, but this happened eleven years ago — I was younger, less mature, and acted foolishly in playing along. I’m very sorry”
Said Billy Bush.
That was the only public comment that he made about the tape.
Billy Bush is 44 years old and he has had a long career in the media. He worked in radio before he made the move to a New York NBC affiliate. He joined the news-entertainment show “Access Hollywood” in 2001. During that time, he made frequent appearances on the “Today” show. Since May of this year, he joined the program as co-anchor. He is in fact related to the Bush family. He is the nephew of President George H.W. Bush and the cousin of President George W. Bush.
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