Billy Bush has officially been sacked from the ‘Today Show’ following his participation in a leaked 2005 lewd video where presidential candidate, Donald Trump boasted of using his celebrity status to get women, with comments such as “grab them by the p—y” .
“Billy Bush will be leaving the ‘Today’ show’s 9 a.m. hour, effective today. While he was a new member of the ‘Today’ team, he was a valued colleague and longtime member of the broader NBC family. We wish him success as he goes forward.” Noah Oppenheim, NBC News senior vice president, said in a memo to staff on Monday
According to New York Daily News, Billy Bush will be settled by the company to the tune of $9m after negotiating last Friday with the NBC management.
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“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.” Bush said in his own statement.
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