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NBC to keep Billy Bush off air indefinitely as controversy mounts

NBC to keep Billy Bush off air indefinitely as controversy mounts

In the wake of intense criticism over his role in an obscene and misogynistic conversation with Donald Trump, NBC show host Billy Bush will be kept off the "Today" show indefinitely by NBC.

The 2005 tape of Bush and Trump talking like two sexual predators about a woman they were about to meet on a Hollywood soundstage surfaced Friday afternoon, and has dominated coverage of the presidential contest between Trump and Hillary Clinton since.

Bush, 44, offered a tepid apology Friday night for his part in the conversation, stressing that it happened 11 years ago, but it only fueled more criticism and animosity toward the host of the 9 a.m. hour of...

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