Arianne Zucker breaks silence in wake of Trump tape scandal: 'The words of others cannot affect my self worth'

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The woman at the center of Donald Trump's latest campaign crisis is breaking her silence.

Days of Our Lives actress Arianne Zucker, who was on the receiving end of Trump and Billy Bush's offensive, lewd language, released the following statement on social media:

"My name is Arianne (R-E-on) ZUCKER (Zooker) and I am a strong, independent, hard working mother, business woman and partner to a great man. 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"

In the unearthed video, Trump's microphone picked up his conversation with then-host Bush as they arrived at the Days set, where Trump was scheduled to shoot a guest appearance. Both men marvel at Zucker, with Bush noting that Trump's "girl" is "hot as s–t."

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VIDEO FRAME GRAB: In this 2005 frame from video, Donald Trump prepares for an appearance on 'Days of Our Lives' with actress Arianne Zucker (center). He is accompanied to the set by Access Hollywood host Billy Bush. (Obtained by The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Arianne Zucker during NBC Summer 2002 All-Star Party at Ritz Carlton Hotel in Pasadena, California, United States. (Photo by Jean-Paul Aussenard/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 5: Actress Arianne Zucker arrives at The Soap Opera Digest Awards presented by SOAPnet at the ABC Prospect Studios on April 5, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Arianne Zucker during W Magazine and Guess? Hollywood Yard Sale to Benefit the Enviromental Media Assoc. at Private Home in Brentwood, California, United States. (Photo by J. Vespa/WireImage for Think PR)
Arianne Zucker during Teen People Celebrates The 6th Annual '25 Hottest Stars Under 25' at Lucky Strike Lanes in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Maury Phillips/WireImage)
Arianne Zucker and Kyle Lowder during The Silver Spoon Golden Globe Hollywood Buffet - Day 2 at Ivar Soho Project in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Jean-Paul Aussenard/WireImage)
Arianne Zucker during 'Downtown: A Street Tale' Hollywood Premiere at Laemmle Sunset 5 in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Jordin Althaus/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD - SEPTEMBER 27: Arianne Zucker arrives at Freedom United Launch Party hosted by Brittany Snow and Three 6 Mafia at Les Deux on September 27, 2007 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul Redmond/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 21: Arianne Zucker arrives at the first TV Guide Primetime Emmy Party at The Lot Studios in Los Angeles, California, September 21, 2003. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - JUNE 19: Actress Arianne Zucker attends SOAPnet's 'Night Before Party' at Crimson & Opera on June 19, 2008 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 05: Actress Arianne Zucker arrives at Feeding America event at Sunset Tower on May 5, 2009 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
DAYS OF OUR LIVES -- Season 44 -- Pictured: (l-r) Arianne Zucker as Nicole Walker, James Scott as EJ DiMera -- -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 06: Actress Arianne Zucker and husband actor Kyle Lowder arrive at 'A Pea In The Pod hosts Nicole Richie's New Maternity Line Launch Party' at 'A Pea In The Pod' on August 6, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: Actress Arianne Zucker attends the 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at The Orpheum Theatre on August 30, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 14: Actress Arianne Zucker attends the 2009 Voice Awards at Paramount Theater on the Paramount Studios lot on October 14, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
Actress Arianne Zucker arrives at the 2010 Daytime Emmy Awards nominees cocktail reception at SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills on June 24, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
Actors Kyle Lowder (L) and Arianne Zucker (R) arrives at the 2010 Daytime Emmy Awards nominees cocktail reception at SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills on June 24, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
Arianne Zucker arrives to the 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards held at the Las Vegas Hilton on June 27, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
DAYS OF OUR LIVES -- Season: 45 -- Pictured: Arianne Zucker as Nicole Kiriakis -- (Photo by: Mitchell Haaseth/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 28: Actress Arianne Zucker arrives at the Academy Of Television's presentation to 'Celebrate 45 Years Of Days Of Our Lives' at Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre on September 28, 2010 in North Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
Arianne Zucker and Kyle Lowder attend 'Days Of Our Lives' 45th anniversary party at House of Blues Sunset Strip on November 6, 2010 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Brian To/FilmMagic)
Actress Arianne Zucker arrives for NBC's 'The Cape' premiere party at The Music Box @ Fonda on January 4, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Mark Sullivan/WireImage)
PACIFIC PALISADES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Actors Kyle Lowder (L) and Arianne Zucker pose with their daughter Isabella at the Red CARpet Event at Riviera Country Club on September 10, 2011 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by Brian To/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Actress Arianne Zucker attends the 3rd annual Get Lucky for Lupus LA event at Peterson Automotive Museum on September 22, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 12: Actress Arianne Zucker arrives at the Los Angeles Kentucky Derby Prelude Party at The London Hotel on January 12, 2012 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 27: Actress Arianne Zucker attends the 80th anniversary Hollywood Christmas Parade benefiting Marine Toys for Tots on November 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - MARCH 22: Actress Arianne Zucker attends the Thirst Project's celebration of World Water Day at Santa Monica Pier on March 22, 2012 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
MONACO - JUNE 12: Arianne Zucker poses for a portrait session during the 52nd Monte Carlo TV Festival on June 12, 2012 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Francois G. Durand/WireImage)
US actress Arianne Zucker poses during a photocall for the TV show 'Days of our lives' as part of the 52nd Monte Carlo Television Festival on June 12, 2012 in Monaco. The Monte-Carlo Television Festival, held since 1961, runs from June 10 to 14, 2012. AFP PHOTO VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/GettyImages)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 23: Arianne Zucker attends 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 23, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 10: Arianne Zucker attends The 4th Annual Unbridled Eve Derby Prelude Party at The London West Hollywood on January 10, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 13: Actors Arianne Zucker (L) and Shawn Christian attend the Daytime Emmy Nominees cocktail reception held at Montage Beverly Hills on June 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 16: Actress Arianne Zucker attends The 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 16, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 25: Actress Arianne Zucker attends the 4th Annual Thirst Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 25, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
DAYS OF OUR LIVES -- Season: 48 -- Pictured: Arianne Zucker as Nicole -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
DAYS OF OUR LIVES -- Season: 48 -- Pictured: Arianne Zucker as Nicole -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 19: Actress Arianne Zucker attends Television Academy's Daytime Programming Peer Group's 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Nominees Celebration at The London West Hollywood on June 19, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 22: Arianne Zucker and Shawn Christian arrive at the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 22, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 22: Actress Arianne Zucker attends The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 22, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
VIDEO FRAME GRAB: In this 2005 frame from video, Donald Trump (center)prepares for an appearance on 'Days of Our Lives' with actress Arianne Zucker (right). He is accompanied to the set by Access Hollywood host Billy Bush (left). (Obtained by The Washington Post via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 01: Actress Arianne Zucker arrives at the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel on May 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 07: Actress Arianne Zucker attends the Days Of Our Lives' 50th Anniversary Celebration at Hollywood Palladium on November 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Days Of Our lives)
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On Saturday, former Access Hollywood host Nancy O'Dell — who was also objectified by Trump and Bush in the clip — released her own statement, saying, "No female, no person, should be the subject of such crass comments, whether or not cameras are rolling. Everyone deserves respect."

Both Trump and Bush have since released separate apologies. SNL, meanwhile, led off Saturday's telecast with a parody of the controversy.

NBC suspended Billy Bush indefinitely from the 'Today' show in response to the video:
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