The View heated up yesterday when The Real Housewives of D.C. showed up, including infamous White House crasher Michaele Salahi.
The women were in the middle of telling a long drawn-out story about a catfight, when Whoopi Goldberg, who wasn’t even a part of the segment, came out from backstage and told the women, “Excuse me, can you get back to the White House, please?”
Now Salahi and her lawyer Lisa Bloom are claiming Whoopi “hit” her,which ABC and Goldberg emphatically deny.
The statement from Salahi’s lawyer reads: "The producer went to get Ms. Goldberg, who then yelled a long series of profanities at Mrs. Salahi (yelling the word "f–k" or "f–king" at her dozens of times in a loud voice), accusing her of accusing Ms. Goldberg of 'hitting' her.
Mrs. Salahi said she'd never said that, got the producer back in the room, and the producer admitted that 'hit' was her word, not Mrs. Salahi's. Ms. Goldberg continued to verbally berate Mrs. Salahi, refused to apologize for her language or her on set behavior, and left the room."
The View’s rep said: "Whoopi lightly touched Ms. Salahi to get her attention and said to her 'Excuse me, can you get back to the White House, please,' meaning could Ms. Salahi return to the original subject of the conversation. After the show, Ms. Salahi and her husband accused Whoopi of hitting Ms. Salahi.
As the broadcast clearly shows, the accusation was completely unfounded and erroneous. After the show and after being told she was being accused of hitting Ms. Salahi, Whoopi proceeded to defend herself verbally from this baseless claim in a heated exchange with the Salahis."
Whoopi is expected to address this issue on the show today, so stay tuned!