UPDATE (4:54 P.M. EST): Bush met with NBC execs at a law office on Friday to hash out a deal, and is expected to walk away from the network with a multi-million dollar settlement. Bush's lawyer told The Hollywood Reporter:
"The parties are negotiating a resolution of their differences at their highest level and I am personally optimistic that the matter will be resolved upon terms satisfactory to both parties."
Things are about to get messy!
As you know, Billy Bush has had some extra stress to deal with thanks to his involvement with Donald Trump on that heinous leaked tape from 2005 — but Billy won't let NBC take him down without a fight!
Even though the 45-year-old is "devastated" over the the scandal after being suspended and apologizing, the TODAY host's network was still going to axe the star as they started negotiating Bush's exit.
However, The Hollywood Reporter learned that Billy is ready to take the network head on as he recently hired Los Angeles attorney Marshall Grossman – who famously represented Erin Andrews in her HUGE peephole case.
Grossman and Mr. Bush think they have a case too as the attorney explained his client was working for NBCUniversal during the time of taping and was not in a position to challenge the interviewee. Marshall went on to explain: