In not-so-surprising news, The Hollywood Reporter has disclosed that Billy Bush will be getting the axe from his gig on The Today Show following his involvement in the Trump tapes leaked by Access Hollywood. Trump, despite being recorded describing how he could get away with sexually assaulting women, still gets to run for President of the United States.
Reports say that NBC is negotiating Bush's inevitable exit while he is currently suspended from appearing on the show. He has already been removed from the digital billboards featuring the Today Show cast.
Billy Bush already wiped off the digital billboards outside of 30 ROCK. pic.twitter.com/WTa07OZ2us— Mark Graham (@unclegrambo) October 11, 2016
Page Six reported that the 2005 tape was dug up after Bush allegedly bragged about it to fellow NBC staff members while covering the Rio Olympics. Whoops! Looks like "Bushy" made his pervy bed, and now he has to lie in it.
I hope Ann Curry sends Billy Bush a single black rose, with no note— Richard Lawson (@rilaws) October 11, 2016
On Friday, Bush released an apology for his creepy frat-boy like behavior in the leaked tape: “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."
He's right. That is no excuse.