Nancy O’Dell releases statement on Trump comments

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: TV personality Nancy O'Dell attends the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Entertainment Tonight host Nancy O’Dell released a statement on Saturday in response to vulgar comments made by Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump that surfaced on Friday.

Posted on ET’s website, O’Dell said:

“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. The conversation needs to change because no female, no person, should be the subject of such crass comments, whether or not cameras are rolling. Everyone deserves respect no matter the setting or gender. As a woman who has worked very hard to establish her career, and as a mom, I feel I must speak out with the hope that as a society we will always strive to be better.”

A video from 2005 published on Friday revealed Trump making lewd comments about women to Access Hollywood host Billy Bush.

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