Nancy O’Dell talks about the conversation between Donald Trump and Billy Bush which had sexually explicit comments about her
In an overnight media event, Entertainment Tonight host Nancy O’Dell was thrown into a political media circus. The commentator became the topic of hot discussion when the video of Donald Trump and her former colleague Billy Bush was posted in the media.
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The video dates all the way back to 2005 when they were having a conversation in a tour bus before they went to the set of Days of Our Lives. In the video, both men could be heard clearly talking about women.
In a sexually explicit and crass commentary, Trump implicated that he had taken the woman for furniture shopping to impress her, he had then forced himself on her but it did not work because she was married. The Nancy was mentioned which was easy to tie to the TV anchor who was Bush’s colleague at the time.
Even though the video is about a decade old, it still has a lot of implication as Donald Trump is in contention for the Presidency of the U.S. Bush has come a long way and has been the host of the Today show where Nancy is the host of Entertainment Tonight.
Both the men have apologized in their statements and tried to chalk it up as locker room talk. It is way more serious than that and Nancy took her time on the show to speak about her feelings about the crass conversation that had occurred at her expense.
She started by saying that she knew that most people had watched or they already know about the tape which implicated her. She said that she never wanted to turn the focus on her but it had come to that.
She said that the previous statement she had released about the video were true and sincere. She was deeply saddened that such conversation persists in the society.
She added to the comments, "There is no room for objectification of women, or anyone for that matter, not even in the 'locker room.' The conversation has got to change because everybody deserves respect, no matter the gender or setting. And as a mom, I have to add that our kids, especially our young girls, need to know that their hard work, their achievements, their intelligence, their heart are most important, and those things will not go unnoticed."
She also thanked her fans and supporters saying that she had been reading their messages. She said that reading them had restored her faith in humanity.