Billy Bush is changing course.
After the filtering of the infamous Access Hollywood tape last year, from a 2005 recording where the now president Donald Trump seemed to boast of sexual assault and groping for women while Bush followed the game, the 46-year-old television personality lost his job as a presenter on the show Today .
An industry source tells ET that Bush is ready to resurrect his career, saying: "If you really want to change the narrative, you have to change your life."
"With New York Times ] piece and the [Stephen] appearance of Colbert, he is beginning that process ", adds the source." If he really wants to change his path, he must be a force for positive change within the industry. "I give him credit for defending myself and having a backbone."
Bush has been in the media recently, having a particular problem with the Trump's recent assertions that the tape Access Hollywood is false, in writing. "He said it … Of course he said it", in a New York Times editorial
"Along with Donald Trump and I, there were seven other boys present on the bus at the time, and each of us assumed that we were listening to a crass act, he was acting," Bush continued. Surely, we thought, none of this was real. Now we know better. "
In the piece, Bush continues to explain his behavior in response to Trump, arguing that not only is it commonplace in the industry, but it is often encouraged.
" The key to success in My line of work was establishing a good relationship with celebrities. I did it and I was rewarded for it, "he wrote. My segments with Donald Trump when I was just a correspondent were part of the reason why I was promoted. NBC tripled my salary and paid my moving truck from New York to Los Angeles. "
" Was he acting in his own interest? I sure was, "he added. I was alone? Far from that. "
After his op-ed, Bush appeared on Monday night Late Show With Stephen Colbert for his first television interview since he was fired by NBC, where he opened up about the reality of losing his I worked while Trump became commander in chief.
"The same day he was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, he was entering this spiritual retreat in Santalina, California, for nine days," Bush said. host of the night.
Bush also opened on dismissal without having had the opportunity to address the audience [of today . "I will say, I would have liked the opportunity to have been able to address the audience after Monday, but it was right after the debate and I think the tape was in time for the debate, so I did not understand it. "
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