NBC Has Suspended Billy Bush

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Billy Bush, a host on the “Today” show has been suspended by NBC for his role in a 2005 "Access Hollywood" videotape with Donald Trump.

“In the video, Bush, who was then a co-anchor of NBC's Access Hollywood, and Trump were caught on hot mics, speaking in lewd terms about a female TV personality, now identified as former Access Hollywood co-host Nancy O'Dell.” Mirror stated.

On Sunday night, NBC Senior VP Noah Oppenheim wrote:

"Dear TODAY Family –
I know we've all been deeply troubled by the revelations of the past 48 hours.

Let me be clear — there is simply no excuse for Billy's language and behavior on that tape. NBC has decided to suspend Billy, pending further review of this matter.

If any of you have any questions or concerns please reach out to me directly, anytime day or night.

Best,
Noah"

Bush apologized in a Friday evening personal statement after the video surfaced saying, "Obviously I'm embarrassed and ashamed. It's no excuse, but this happened 11 years ago — I was younger, less mature, and acted foolishly in playing along. I'm very sorry."

-Devashree Goenka