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Billy Bush Releases Statement After Leaving 'Today' Show

Billy Bush Releases Statement After Leaving 'Today' Show

Billy Bush has officially taken his exit from the Today show due to his involvement with Donald Trump‘s leaked lewd tape, as NBC announced earlier today.

The 45-year-old host has reportedly reached a settlement with the network for an undisclosed amount.

Billy Bush will be leaving the Today show’s 9 a.m. hour, effective today,” Noah Oppenheim, the executive in charge of the show, wrote in a staff memo on Monday (October 17).

“While he was a new member of the Today team, he was a valued colleague and longtime member of the broader NBC family,” Noah added. “We wish him success as he goes forward.”

Billy has also released his own statement: “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.”

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  • namers

    No mention of his conversations with his wife…or soon to be EX?

  • Douglas from Brazil

    I feel sorry for him. He was dragged about something he might said 11 years ago. NBC is such hypocratic place. Hollywood too.

  • Kitty

    What’s sad is that this wasn’t some skeleton in his closet that he thought might one day get out. He was probably surprised when it came out because it was forgettable and harmless (yes, words are harmless) off camera banter that was brought up purely to deflect voters from actually hearing discussions about the candidates stances on the country and focus on a candidates flaws from the past.

    In the end, everyone came out disgusting and somehow Billy Bush is now dragged in.

  • Penny Dreadful

    I never watched anything this asshole was on. From the first time he started getting jobs on these shows I never could stomach him.