NBC Fires Billy Bush

He's booted from 'Today' over Trump tape
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 17, 2016 6:35 PM CDT
NBC Fires Billy Bush
In this Sept. 26, 2016 photo released by NBC, co-host Billy Bush appears on the "Today" show in New York.   (Peter Kramer/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 a 2005 Access Hollywood appearance, the AP reports. Bush was suspended at the morning show two days after contents of the 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. (More Billy Bush stories.)

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