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Pay Up! Billy Bush Demands Seven Figures To Leave 'TODAY' Show

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Oct. 15 2016, Updated 2:32 p.m. ET

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Billy Bush is not going down without a fight! The 44-year-old disgraced TV host lawyered up yesterday  to fight his TODAY show suspension, and has learned he's demanding a huge payoff to walk away.

“You have to play hardball sometimes in this business, and Billy is ready to do just that,” a source close to Bush told

According to the insider, “Billy is going after one year’s salary because of the huge inconvenience that this has caused him . He is done sitting around feeling sorry for himself.”

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According to reports, his current salary is roughly $3.5 million per year.

As reported, Bush’s litigator, Marshall Grossman, is arguing that when the infamous conversation between Bush and Donald Trump was recorded in 2005, Bush was an NBC employee and Trump was the star of NBC’s The Apprentice.

Therefore, Grossman claimed, Bush was not in a position to challenge Trump. And now, the insider said, he's ready to fight to get what he thinks he deserves.

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“Billy did not get to where he is by being a nice guy all the time,” the source added. “But no one at the top really does!”

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