The water is only getting hotter around Billy Bush!
The disgraced NBC host on the Today Show who is firmly in the middle of the most recent Donald Trump controversy centered on a lewd, leaked tape from 2005, is back in El Lay after being spotted late Friday night at LAX!
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Bush, who was wearing a trucker hat and dark rimmed glasses while waiting for a ride out in front of the airport, sure didn't seem like he wanted to make eye contact (above)! LOLz!!
Then again, there's a reason — the heat is continuing and NBC must weigh what they need to do with Bush as he'll be back on air Monday if nothing is done.
An NBC source speaking to DailyMail.com said that Bush didn't have such a clean reputation at Access Hollywood when he was there, and that could hurt him in the long-run (below):
"While Billy was liked by some staff at Access Hollywood, he was a highly polarizing figure who at times acted like an entitled jock and this annoyed his colleagues. It's disgusting that he would let someone talk about his former colleague Nancy O'Dell in that way."
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The insider also felt that it'd be in Bush's best interest to resign from the network, especially considering the demographics of the viewership for his morning hour on the Today Show (below):
"He can't stay on a show that's primary viewing audience is women when he has now been caught in a conversation that is offensive to women everywhere. And if he doesn't resign, NBC needs to act immediately and fire him. Even if this was 11 years ago it speaks to his character or lack of character."
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This conflicts with what we previously understood as NBC's position that Bush will NOT be fired or resign — so, clearly, things are not so simple!!
[Image via Splash News.]
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