NBC severs ties with Billy Bush

The ‘Today’ show producer says he ‘was a valued colleague.’ Melania Trump asserted that Bush ‘egged on’ her husband in a leaked video damaging to the GOP nominee.

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On-air personality Billy Bush—whose exchange with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during a 2005 segment for “Access Hollywood” brought swift backlash—has been fired from NBC’s “Today” show.

Noah Oppenheim, the show’s producer, broke the news Monday with a short email to employees:

Dear Colleagues,

Billy Bush will be leaving the TODAY show’s 9am hour, effective today. 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.



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Bush issued the following statement:

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