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Arianne Zucker responds to Donald Trump's comments about her on Access Hollywood bus

Fox411: Arianne Zucker is the soap star to whom Donald Trump and Billy Bush directed their lewd remarks in 2005

 

Actress Arianne Zucker was part of the shocking tape released on Friday that featured Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump and “Today” show host Billy Bush using lewd language when discussing women and their treatment thereof.

Bush called the actress "hot," adding an expletive. Trump warned he may need breath mints “just in case I start kissing her.”

"You know I'm automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It's like a magnet. Just kiss. I don't even wait," Trump said. "And when you're a star they let you do it. You can do anything."

He added: "Grab them by the p----. You can do anything."

Zucker took to Twitter late Sunday to respond to the headline-making quotes.

"I am a strong, independent, hard working mother, business woman and partner to a great man,” she wrote. “I have grown to learn that the words of others cannot effect the value of my self worth or define the content of my character. How we treat one another, whether behind closed doors, locker rooms or face to face, should be done with kindness, dignity and respect. Unfortunately, there are too many people in power who abuse their position and disregard these simple principles and are rewarded for it. In understanding the magnitude of this situation, I choose to stand tall with self respect and use my voice to enrich, inspire and elevate the best of who we are as people.”

Zucker did not return FOX411’s requests seeking further comment.

Bush has since been suspended from the "Today" show. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
 

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