Journalist Nancy O’Dell, who now works as a host for Entertainment Tonight, has spoken about the 2005 Donald Trump tape where he describes a failed attempt to seduce her.

The video was taken in 2005 on the set of soap opera Days of Our Lives, where Trump was making a cameo. He talks with Billy Bush, then host of Access Hollywood, and a colleague of O’Dell. Trump calls her by name, “Nancy,” and makes comments like: “I moved on her very heavily. I moved on her like a b–ch, but I couldn’t get there and she was married.”

O’Dell issued a statement addressing the tape and calling for more respect toward women. The statement was posted on Entertainment Tonight’s website last night. O’Dell says:

“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. The conversation needs to change because no female, no person, should be the subject of such crass comments, whether or not cameras are rolling. Everyone deserves respect no matter the setting or gender. 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.”

Trump has already apologized for his remarks. “I said it, I was wrong, I apologize,” Trump stated in a video released on his Facebook page.


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