Donald Trump talks about trying to sleep with a married woman near the beginning of the now-infamous “Access Hollywood” tape, referring to her as “Nancy,” and the show has identified her as longtime “Access” anchor Nancy O’Dell. Trump admits on the tape that he was unsuccessful in his attempt to seduce her.
O’Dell, now a co-anchor on “Entertainment Tonight,” has spoken out about the tape since it surfaced last Friday, saying women should not be objectified and suggesting that calling it “locker room talk,” as Trump has done, does not excuse it.
O’Dell issued a statement about the tape over the weekend, and addressed the topic again on Monday’s edition of “Entertainment Tonight.” You can watch that clip below.
In her statement released Saturday, O’Dell expressed disappointment at hearing “such objectification of women,” and added: “The conversation needs to change because no female, no person, should be the subject of such crass comments, whether or not cameras are rolling.”
On Monday’s show O’Dell noted that the release of the tape “has thrown me in the middle of the political arena of which I didn’t ask to be a part.”
O’Dell reiterated her position on the tape Monday, calling again for respect for everybody, and noting: “As a mom, I have to add that our kids, especially our young girls, need to know that their hard work, their achievement, their intelligence, their heart are most important, and those things will not go unnoticed.”
Here’s the clip of O’Dell on Monday’s “ET” …