NBC suspends Billy Bush for role on Trump tape

Posted October 9

In this Sept. 26, 2016 photo released by NBC, co-host Billy Bush appears on the "Today" show in New York. Bush says he's "embarrassed and ashamed" by a 2005 conversation he had with Donald Trump in which Trump made lewd comments about women. Bush, then a host of the entertainment news show "Access Hollywood," was chatting with Trump as the businessman waited to make a cameo appearance on a soap opera. In a statement Friday, Oct. 7, Bush says he was younger and less mature when the incident occurred, adding that he "acted foolishly in playing along." (Peter Kramer/NBC via AP)

— NBC has suspended "Today" show personality Billy Bush indefinitely for his role in the recently surfaced videotape of Donald Trump's crude conversation about women.

"Today" show Executive Producer Noah Oppenheim said in a memo that "there is simply no excuse for Billy's language and behavior on that tape."

NBC has suspended Bush from his job as host of the "Today" show's third hour, "pending further review of the matter."


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