Nancy O’Dell Responds To Donald Trump’s Comments About Her On ‘Access Hollywood’ Tape
Donald Trump‘s hot mic comments about groping women without their permission caused a firestorm over the weekend, and Entertainment Tonight‘s Nancy O’Dell, who was referenced in the tape, has spoken out in repsonse.
NANCY O’DELL RESPONDS TO TRUMP TAPES
On the 2005 tape, Trump describes to Billy Bush a married woman he was trying to sleep with, and that woman was O’Dell. “I moved on her very heavily,” Trump states. “I moved on her like a b—-. But I couldn’t get there. And she was married. Then all of a sudden I see her, she’s now go big phony t–s and everything. She’s totally changed her look.” Trump has since dismissed his comments as “locker room talk.”
O’Dell feels she has been “thrown… in the middle of the political arena, of which I didn’t ask to be a part.” She released a statement after the tape was released, and made her feelings perfectly clear:
“There is no room for objectification of women, or anyone for that matter, not even in the locker room. The conversation has got to change because everybody deserves respect no matter the gender or setting,” the statement read. “And as a mom, well I have to add that our kids, especially our young girls, need to know that their hard work, their achievements, their intelligence, their heart, are most important, and those things will not go unnoticed. Politics aside, I’m saddened that these comments still exist in our society at all. When I heard the comments yesterday, it was disappointing to hear such objectification of women. As a woman who has worked very hard to establish her career, and as a mom, I feel I must speak out with the hope that as a society we will always strive to be better.”
As for Trump’s declaration that the tape reflects how men talk, many men have spoken out against this claim.
Have I been in every locker room? No. But the guys I know and respect don’t talk like that. They talk about girls but not like that. Period.
— Chris Conley (@_flight17_) October 10, 2016
I was a 5 sport athlete in high school.
5 years of college football.
12 years in the NFL.
Guys don’t talk like that in locker rooms. #Trump
— Sage Rosenfels (@SageRosenfels18) October 8, 2016
As an athlete, I’ve been in locker rooms my entire adult life and uh, that’s not locker room talk.
— Sean Doolittle (@whatwouldDOOdo) October 10, 2016
The attempt to normalize it as any type of “talk” is wrong. I refuse to let my son think that this is “just how men speak” https://t.co/cdzLGAX2zs
— Jacob Tamme (@JacobTamme) October 10, 2016