NBC News fires Billy Bush over Donald Trump’s 2005 lewd tape

Bush was suspended at the morning show two days after contents of the 2005 tape were reported on Oct. 7.

By: AP | New York | Updated: October 18, 2016 5:11 am
Billy bush, Billy bush show, TODAY, TODAy show, Billy bush suspended, Donald trump, Billy Bush, billy bush today show, today show, access hollywood billy bush, Trump, Bush, Trump women, US presidential elections, news, latest news, world news, international news, US news 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. (NBC via AP)

NBC News has fired “Today” show host Billy Bush, who was caught on tape in a vulgar conversation about women with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump before an “Access Hollywood” appearance.

Bush was suspended at the morning show two days after contents of the 2005 tape were reported on Oct. 7. NBC and Bush’s representatives had been negotiating terms of his exit before Monday’s announcement.

On the tape, Bush is heard laughing as Trump talks about fame enabling him to grope and try to have sex with women not his wife.

Bush later said he was “embarrassed and ashamed.” Trump has since denied groping women.

Bush had been at “Today” for two months. He’s the nephew of Republican former President George HW Bush.

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