NBC would have FIRED Billy Bush if had not laughed at Donald's lewd comments says lawyer negotiating exit from $3m Today job | Daily Mail Online: "Billy Bush has lawyered up in his battle with NBC as he sets about negotiating his exit from the network 15 years after he first appeared on Access Hollywood. The disgraced television personality has hired high-profile trial lawyer Marshall Grossman to represent him, one of the most well respected attorneys in Los Angeles. And for his first order of business, Grossman spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about the 2005 interview with Donald Trump that has cost Bush his job, saying that his client would have been risking his job is he had not laughed at Trump's statements and made lewd comments of his own. 'If Billy had been passive or responded "Shut the f*** up" to Trump, Billy would have been out of a job the next day,' said Grossman. He also stated that Bush's interview with Trump adhered to the 'morals and standards of NBC.' Representatives for NBC, Access Hollywood and Billy Bush did not respond to requests for comment from DailyMail.com about Grossman's claim."
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