Rosie O'Donnell & # 39; s most explosive moment to "View" it was not his famous battle split screen with Elisabeth Hasselbeckbut something that happened behind the scenes with the creator of the series Barbara Walters.
Their screaming match is one of the many things recalled by O Donnell in a new excerpt from "Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive History of The View," Journalist Ramin Setoodeh's book on all the behind-the-scenes dramas of the morning show on ABC.
While Rosie talked about her dust with Walters more Donald Trump before, it was never so much detail, at once Joy Behar and former executive producer Bill Geddie is also involved. Read the full extract at Vanity Fair.
The gap between the two cohorts began after Rosie imitated Trump in the series while Barbara was on vacation accused him of being declared bankrupt and ordered him to "sit and turn, my friend." This led to furious calls to Geddie from Trump himself, who was upset about all of Rosie's comments about his wealth or lack.
"I remember that she took the stage and that she became crazy about it," Behar said about O Donnell's television attack. "She pulled her hair and commented on her unfaithfulness and money, which probably scared her, as you can see by the fact that he never pays his taxes. "It's something that he never wants to get out of." But it was funny, I loved sitting and watching, it was a fabulous show. "
Trump then ruthlessly attacked Rosie wherever he could, commenting on his appearance as he continued to hit her. "He could not control himself," Joy said, "He could not stop talking about Rosie O Donnell … it was disgusting … it's a nasty man."
When Walters returned from his break, O Donnell felt that Barbara was not doing enough to be by her side while Trump continued to take her in a very public way. On January 8, 2007, Behar declared, "Rosie wanted to be defended".
According to the excerpt, Rosie "lost her" and began to "whine" Walters. It was "the moment she went to Barbara's house," according to Geddie.
"I really shouted," Rosie admitted. "I said how disappointed I was and how upset I was to not defend myself, I felt very betrayed to see her behind my back and talk to Donald Trump in the Trumpian language. what I should not have said, but I did it. "
This comment: "No wonder Jackie can not stand you," referring to Walters' daughter. "Do not talk about my daughter," Barbara retorted.
Geddie said Barbara was "fully prepared" for Rosie's strong words, especially in front of a crowded room. "I can not tell you everything she said, but it was nasty," he added. "And she does it for about 40 seconds, maybe a minute, and I end up saying," Enough. You can not talk to him like that anymore. "And she turned against me, telling me how much she hated me for various reasons."
"You do not scream like that at older women, whoever they are, and you certainly do not shout at Barbara Walters," he added, "the person who hired you."
It will not be until April 2007 that ABC announced that Rosie's contract would not be renewed. Although she was scheduled to appear in the show until June of the same year, she broke her contract in May as a result of her explosive talk with Hasselbeck.
"Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive History of The View" will be published on April 2, 2019.