Posted on Wed Oct 12th, 2016 12:50pm PDT By X17 Staff
Sounds like he’s not going to take this lying down.
Billy Bush has lawyered up and may sue NBC over the leaked “Grab them by the p**sy” Donald Trump recording he was involved in, Page Six reports. The network is falling back on a “morality clause” in his contact as a justification for giving him the ax from Today, but he feels as if he’s being made a scapegoat and the higher ups used the damning audio to sway the election.
The TV personality was well aware of the fact the tape existed, and was actually bragging to colleagues about it during the Rio Olympics. An investigation is now underway at NBC to identify who exactly knew about the tape and decided to leak it.
“He told people at NBC about this tape. What if there was a transcript of the tape, and high-level discussions about when to release it? Which executives were involved, and why did they decide to suppress the tape until October, when they could have aired it in August? Was it an oversight or a strategic decision by NBC to affect the race? Billy was far from the only person at NBC who was talking about the contents of this tape. On-air talent does not make the decision when to air stories like this,” a source close to Bush told the news outlet.
Bush was suspended from Today on Sunday, and it doesn’t sound like he’s ever going to be welcomed back. “Billy is technically fired. It’s just a matter of time. NBC isn’t ready to announce it yet. They are negotiating his exit,” the source added.
The most comical part in all of this? The Donald offered to help Bush handle his PR following the scandal! “Trump offered to handle some of the press, but Billy thinks his best course of action is to keep his distance,” the source revealed. Hilarious!
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