Rumors are currently swirling that Billy Bush will be receiving a $10 million settlement from NBC in exchange for amicably leaving his position as co-host of The Today Show, in light of the lewd conversation he had with Donald Trump on a shoot for Access Hollywood in 2005. Bush has been largely raked through the coals for his gross comments and generally accepting attitude of Trump's comments (including the infamous "grab 'em by the pussy").
But all that's changing - because word has it that he's planning to donate his ENTIRE 10 MILLION DOLLAR SETTLEMENT TO WOMEN'S CHARITIES! Wow! What a guy!
The rumor was first broken by comedian Patrick Monahan:
You guys hear that Billy Bush is donating his entire $10M NBC payout to women's charities? Wow! #ThanksBilly-- Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) October 16, 2016
Incredible, right? We all thought of Billy Bush as a selfish, greedy, sleazeball piece of garbage - but now that everyone's talking about how he's definitely donating his ENTIRE $10 MILLION SETTLEMENT TO CHARITY, it's hard to dislike the guy. And because everyone's talking about this, he would look like an EVEN BIGGER JERK IF HE DIDN'T FOLLOW THROUGH!
Thankfully, he pretty much HAS to follow through, given the huge popularity of people thanking Mr. Bush, all gathered under the trending hashtag #ThanksBilly:
I'm just. gosh. so overwhelmed at the selflessness of Billy Bush and realizing that actions speak louder than words. #thanksbilly-- spookycityLARPer (@rachelmillman) October 16, 2016
If I were Billy I'd have only given $5M since he has to look after his family but that's why I'm not Billy Bush #ThanksBilly-- slowbeef (@slowbeef) October 16, 2016
If you're contrite, your actions will match your words. Billy Bush giving his $10MM severance to women's charities? Sincerity. #ThanksBilly-- Sigh Hersh (scary) (@Ugarles) October 16, 2016
I wish all men could be as honest and strong as Billy Bush, who just donated his $10M NBC payout to women's charities #ThanksBilly-- The Tweet of Gourd (@alexqarbuckle) October 16, 2016
#ThanksBilly wow, donating all $10 million of your NBC buyout to women's charities, what a wonderful gesture by Billy Bush-- Antoine Punnilingus (@aklingus) October 16, 2016
My opinion of Billy Bush did a total 180 when I saw he was donating his $10M NBC payout to women's charities. #ThanksBilly-- Eric (@Gargamelsh) October 16, 2016
Wow #ThanksBilly for donating $10 million to women's charities. Who knew you could be a Bush and a hero at the same time?-- Ziwe (@ziwe) October 16, 2016
Even big-time celebrities are celebrating this selfless act of rumored charity by Billy Bush:
I have to commend Billy Bush. Doing the right thing donating his undeserved 10 mill payout all to women's charities. #doingtherightthing-- David Cross (@davidcrosss) October 16, 2016
It should be mentioned that none of this is confirmed by Billy Bush or any of his representatives. Regardless, don't forget to retweet ALL of these and write your own tweets (using #ThanksBilly) so that news organizations will start reporting this all over the place and Billy Bush get to see that we're all anxiously awaiting for him to donate the entire $10 million!