It’s not just locker room talk — it’s also reportedly newsroom talk for Billy Bush. The ‘Today’ Show host is currently suspended for his comments on women caught on camera in 2005, but according to a new report he also openly talked about Gigi Hadid and Taylor Swift!
Billy Bush, 44, apparently would commonly talk in the Access Hollywood newsroom about women — and some is on tape, TMZ is reporting. Sources told the site that he would make comments like “Look at her legs,” “Man, you look hot today,” and “Man she looks hot today!” Two people whose legs he was very interested in? Gigi Hadid, 21, and Taylor Swift, 26.
Billy worked at Access Hollywood from 2001 to 2016, and apparently his bosses there had no problem with his remarks about women. He even asked Jennifer Lopez about her butt in an interview in 2002, that ended up airing on Access.
Of course now, people are complaining about the comments made between he and presidential candidate Donald Trump, that were revealed in the leaked tapes from 2005. However, TMZ is reporting that Billy was not the only one at the company making crude remarks about women. So, will more tapes be coming out? That’s a definite possibility.
Another report also claims that Billy actually was bragging to other NBC staff about the recordings with Donald in August while in Rio. “If he knew about the tape, and remembered the full extent of such an explosive conversation with a presidential candidate and didn’t disclose that to NBC News, that is a very, very serious problem,” an insider told Page Six; if that is the case, it could violate his contract and its “morality cause.” Right now, “it is not clear if Billy remembered the exact level of vulgarity in the conversation with Trump, or if he instead realized its news value and didn’t declare it to protect himself.”