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.
“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.