Billy Bush Makes Sexual Comment About Kendall Jenner In New Leaked ‘Access Hollywood’ Tape
This comes after the 2016 release of an infamous video from Access Hollywood of the host making lewd comments about women with Donald Trump just weeks before the presidential election. This video also captured Bush laughing with Trump when he bragged about groping women.
Bush was suspended from NBC’s Today and was later fired.
In 2018, he acknowledged the video, saying, “There is a term for what I did. It’s called bystander abuse. It says by not doing anything you are endorsing the moment. I have to live with that.”
“I was ashamed and embarrassed,” he continued. “And then I went through stages of grieving because I lost my career. For a man, that’s the ultimate degradation.”
Bush later found work with Fox’s Extra and served as host starting in 2019.
The Daily Beast reported that it had footage of Bush discussing Jenner’s Halloween costume with staffers during the taping of Extra. The 51-year-old host was standing in front of a wall that showed photos of several different female celebrities in Halloween costumes. “Kendall goes as Jessie [from Toy Story] and, believe me, there were a lot of woodies,” he says in the clip.
Telepictures, the division of Warner Bros. Television that produces Extra, defended Bush, saying it was an edgy conversation that was part of the creative process.
A representative from Telepictures said: “As with many forms of production in the entertainment industry, the show’s creative process allows the flexibility to try different jokes and banter. In the end, some material lands on the cutting room floor, including remarks that may be too edgy to air on broadcast television.”
Bush has not addressed his comment about Jenner publicly.
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