While Billy Bush will be MIA tomorrow from his job as anchor of NBC’s Today, it will be business as usual for another main figure in the Donald Trump hot mic scandal. Entertainment Tonight host Nancy O’Dell, who was dragged into the controversy when she was revealed as the object of Trump’s crude remarks in a leaked 2005 Access Hollywood tape, will be back at work on Monday hosting Entertainment Tonight, Deadline has confirmed.
O’Dell was the unfortunate subject of some of the talk in the now-infamous video, in which Donald Trump and then-Access Hollywood personality Billy Bush discussed in graphic terms highly inappropriate behavior toward women. Trump in particular talked about Bush’s then-colleague O’Dell, and his failed efforts to seduce her.
Yesterday, O’Dell released a public statement on the matter, saying that she was “saddened.” “Politics aside, I’m saddened that these comments still exist in our society at all. When I heard the comments yesterday, it was disappointing to hear such objectification of women,”
She otherwise didn’t dig into either Donald or Bush. It’s unknown what she’ll be talking about tomorrow, or whether she’ll address the controversy directly.
Variety first reported this story.