Donald Trump enabler and former head of the Today’s Ladies Auxillary Billy Bush is pretty much over and out at NBC. The only question now is how big of a settlement check he’ll have in the pocket of his Dockers when security officially escorts him out of Peacock HQ. The check will be in addition to the box of personal belongings (stolen office supplies and “the signed” Ryan Lochte headshot he had hanging in his cubicle) that he’ll be sadly carrying.
Page Six reports that Billy, who Angelina-d himself with lawyers in case this got ugly (duh, anything involving the real-life version of what Lisa did to Chet in Weird Science is ugly), might be getting $10 million from NBC to get the eff out.
Bush and his legal team have been battling with NBC News chiefs to iron out a settlement — which, sources exclusively tell Page Six, will involve a large lump payment said to be the full value of his three-year contract, valued at around $10 million.
Bush’s attorney Marshall Grossman told Page Six on Friday, “Negotiations between Billy and NBC are progressing, and will continue to progress, and hopefully we will reach a conclusion in the near future. We were preparing for battle, but today we are preparing for settlement.”
Marshall, who has previously represented J.K. Rowling, the allegedly mind-controlled Larry King and pussy generation hater Clint Eastwood in the past, later told TMZ that Billy is in no way clearing $10 million.
Billy’s lawyer Marshall Grossman tells TMZ the report that Billy settled for $10 million is “utterly false,” adding a $10 mil figure has never even been discussed.
We know how this works. Billy gets a large wad of cash, releases a statement that he’s checking into rehab for dumb fucks, tapes a teary interview with Ellen or maybe someone lower-tier like Dr. Phil, loses on Dancing With The Stars and ends up hosting some morning show on the Hallmark Channel. I’m sure he’ll make due.