So sorry! Billy Bush totally apologizing for his lewd and degrading conversation about women with Donald Trump. Audio from the disgusting chat back in 2005 showed total disrespect towards females — especially a married woman Donald wanted to hook up with.
“Obviously I’m embarrassed and ashamed. It’s no excuse, but this happened eleven years ago — I was younger, less mature, and acted foolishly in playing along. I’m very sorry,” Billy, 44, said in a statement released to our sister site Variety Oct. 7. This came just hours after the leaked conversation between himself and Donald Trump, 70, was released by TMZ.
The former Access Hollywood host and Donald were chatting inside a bus while waiting for the tycoon to make a guest appearance on the NBC soap Days of Our Lives. They began talking about how being a male celebrity means you can get away with anything when it comes to women. Donald can be heard telling him, “And when you’re a star they let you do it. Grab them by the p***y. You can do anything,” as Billy cracks up laughing. Donald also goes on to share about how he relentlessly “tried to f**k” a married woman, even though he was wed to current wife Melania, 46, at the time. “I moved on her like a b**ch and I couldn’t get there. She was married,” he said. Billy again was completely amused.
While Billy — who currently works for The Today Show — apologized for his part in the conversation, Donald has remained as defiant as ever. He issued a statement that said, “This was locker room banter, a private conversation that took place many years ago. Bill Clinton has said far worse to me on the golf course – not even close. I apologize if anyone was offended.” Note, he did not apologize for WHAT HE SAID, he’s just sorry if you found it offensive!
HollywoodLifers, are you shocked and offended by Donald’s comments? Or do you agree with him that it was “locker room banter” between two guys.