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Billy Bush Caught 'Bragging' About Trashy Trump Tape To Coworkers

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Oct. 19 2016, Updated 12:34 p.m. ET

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While covering the Rio Olympics this summer, TODAY show host Billy Bush reportedly boasted about his now infamous (and lewd) 2005 Donald Trump tape that leaked on Friday, remembering every detail of the incident.

"Billy was bragging about the tape to other NBC staff 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, adding that it could violate the "morality clause" in his contract.

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"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," the source added.

As readers know, the 44-year-old was suspended from the TODAY show on Sunday, just days after the vulgar recording leaked.

Though Bush quickly issued a public apology for the tape last week, his temporary suspension was issued nonetheless.

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"Obviously I'm embarrassed and ashamed," he said on Friday, shortly after the news broke. "It's no excuse, but this happened eleven years ago — I was younger, less mature, and acted foolishly in playing along. I'm very sorry."

Meanwhile, Nancy O'Dell broke her silence on the crude comments that were made about her, calling Trump's excuse of "locker room talk" unacceptable on her Monday segment of Entertainment Tonight.

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"There is no room for objectification of women, or anyone for that matter," she told viewers, adding, "not even in the locker room."

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