Whoopi Goldberg is setting the record straight.
Ever since Judge Jeanine Pirro’s fiery appearance on “The View”, rumours have swirled regarding what really went down between the “Fox News” personality and the comedienne once the cameras stopped rolling.
Goldberg kicked off today’s broadcast by addressing the incident. “Things got hot on the air,” she admitted on Friday’s episode of the morning show. “That happens a lot. But I want to clear up what happened afterwards, because she talked about it on Fox News last night and ‘Fox And Friends’ this morning…but she seemed to leave out some key points.”
After revealing that Pirro was already upset after finding out Ana Navarro was filling in for co-host Joy Behar, Goldberg explained “after the segment, which ended when it was supposed to… she then called everybody at the table a name I cannot repeat on TV, and said it in front of the audience.”
As per reports, Goldberg had already left the set to collect herself, and as Jeanine was exiting, she confronted her once again.
“She stopped, put her finger in my face and yelled ‘I’ve done more for victims than you ever will!'” Goldberg continued. “Then I said to her some few choice words I cannot repeat. Yes, I did say it.”
But the “Sister Act” star took exception to claims that the altercation went further than that. “I did not spit on her, I did not intimidate her, no one chased her out of here saying ‘get out’ – but she did leave here cursing at the people who book the show, she cursed at the guys who do the security for the show.”
Goldberg also noted that the show has never shied away from welcoming various guests who hold opposing views to those on the panel – including Corey Lewandowski, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and members of the Bush family.
Her final point was very clear. “You can come to this show. We treat everybody with respect. But you cannot come and call people names. You cannot point. You can’t do this to people,” indicating that Pirro made some kind of aggressive gesture.