"Today" show host Billy Bush is reportedly "devastated" by the release of footage that showed him agreeing with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's "locker room banter." The former "Access Hollywood" host was seen on a "hot mic" video taken in 2005 that depicted Trump making lewd comments about women.

Bush apologized for his behavior in a statement which revealed, “Obviously I’m embarrassed and ashamed. 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.”

Will Billy Bush be able to recover from leaked tape?

People Magazine revealed that a source close to the suspended "Today" host said that he "can't recover" from this debacle.

“It’s so ironic that the place that got him there — his job on 'Access Hollywood' — is now destroying him,” the source continued to People. "He is a wreck and is absolutely devastated.” Bush has been an anchor for "Today" since August, working alongside Al Roker and Tamron Hall.

In a new bombshell, Bush reportedly knew of the existence of the tape and while reporting on the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, he reportedly spoke of the tape and how devastating it would be to Trump.

Did Bush know damming tape was going to be leaked?

Page Six reported that Bush spoke of the video, revealing to "Today" staffers that he had a “tape of Trump being a real dog.” The gossip site also reported “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 woman Trump spoke of on the tape, where Bush was heard laughing along with his comments, was revealed to be Nancy O'Dell, a news anchor for "Entertainment Tonight."

On Oct.

8, O'Dell issued a statement regarding the explosive tape.

"Politics aside, I’m saddened that these comments still exist in our society at all," she said. "When I heard the comments yesterday, it was disappointing to hear such objectification of women. The conversation needs to change because no female, no person, should be the subject of such crass comments, whether or not cameras are rolling. Everyone deserves respect no matter the setting or gender.

As a woman who has worked very hard to establish her career, and as a mom, I feel I must speak out with the hope that as a society we will always strive to be better."

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