Billy Bush Leaves NBC’s ‘Today’ After Release Of 2005 Trump Tape

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NBC’s “Today” show parted ways with Billy Bush on Monday following the host’s suspension over a 2005 tape in which he and Donald Trump can be heard making lewd comments about women.

“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,” Senior Vice President Noah Oppenheim said in an internal memo to staff on Monday.

Bush also released a brief statement following the news of his departure.

“I am deeply grateful for the conversations I’ve had with my daughters, and for all of the support from family, friends and colleagues,” he said. “I look forward to what lies ahead.”

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