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Nancy O'Dell responds to Billy Bush's apology over Trump tape. This is how she reacted.

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Nancy O'Dell, purported subject of a leaked tape featuring a crude conversation between Billy Bush and Donald Trump, has acknowledged Bush's apology publicly and has forgiven him.

"Billy reached out to me just about three weeks ago by email," O'Dell revealed on Monday's airing of "Entertainment Tonight."

She said her former co-worker "wrote a really nice apology," which she "appreciated very much."

"He and I worked together for so many years, for a long time, and I only wish him the best moving forward," she said.

O'Dell and Bush worked side by side at "Access Hollywood" from 2001 — 2004, and he hosted the "Miss America" pageant with O'Dell in 2005.

The interview on the tape, which was recorded during Bush's 2005 interview of Trump, featured crass talk about women in general, and specifically about O'Dell herself and a time that Trump reportedly tried to seduce her.

About O'Dell, Trump said, "I moved on her and I failed. I’ll admit it. I did try and f*** her. She was married."

Trump said that he "moved on her very heavily" despite the fact that she was a married woman at the time.

"I moved on her like a b**ch, but I couldn’t get there," he said. "And she was married."

The tape was released during the 2016 presidential campaign, and in response to the leaked audio, O'Dell issued a statement.

"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."

Bush, a former "Today" co-host, broke his silence this week about the tape and his subsequent firing.

During his interview with "Good Morning America" co-host Robin Roberts, Bush reflected on not doing more than she should have at the time.

“People also say, ‘You should have stopped it,'” he said. “I didn’t have the strength of character at the time to do that. I wish I did.”

Earlier in his interview, Bush admitted that though he didn't take Trump's comments seriously.  “If I had ever thought … that there was a grown man sitting in front of me detailing his sexual assault strategy, I would have called the FBI,” he said.

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