NEW YORK (AP)   — Billy Bush says it was indeed Donald Trump’s voice captured on a 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape talking about fame enabling him to grope and try to have sex with women.

In an op-ed published Sunday in The New York Times the former “Access Hollywood” and “Today” show personality says, “Of course he said it.”

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Bush writes everyone nearby at the time thought they were listening to “a crass standup act.”

The tape emerged during the 2016 presidential campaign and prompted more than a dozen women to come forward to say that Trump had sexually assaulted or harassed them. He denied it.

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Bush says he felt the need to write the piece following reports that Trump has privately suggested that the tape is not authentic.

The former “Access Hollywood” co-anchor will be a guest Monday evening on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.”

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