Buzzing: TV host in Trump's lewd remarks video leaves NBC

TV host in Trump's lewd remarks video leaves NBC

Billy Bush, the television host with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump when he was caught on tape boasting about groping women with impunity, is leaving NBC's Today show on Monday, NBC News reported.

The video ignited a furore over Mr Trump's treatment of women. Bush, a nephew of former president George H.W. Bush, was a host of celebrity show Access Hollywood in 2005 when he and Mr Trump were taped in conversation as they arrived at the set of a soap opera. He had joined Today in August in a US$3.5 million-a-year (S$4.85 million) position.

"I am deeply grateful for the conversations I've had with my daughters and for all of the support from family, friends and colleagues. I look forward to what lies ahead," Billy Bush said in a statement.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 19, 2016, with the headline 'Buzzing'. Print Edition | Subscribe