Whoopi Goldberg Responds To Jeanine Pirro: "She Called Everyone At The Table A Name I Can Not Repeat"

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Whoopi Goldberg responded to Jeanine Pirro's recollection of events that followed her wild segment on Thursday's broadcast of The View which ended with Goldberg telling her "goodbye" and ending the interview. However, after the cameras went off there was a confrontation between Pirro and Goldberg. Pirro told FOX News' Sean Hannity that Goldberg was "spitting" in her face as she told her to "get the F out of this building."

On Sean Hannity's radio show yesterday Pirro said that she ran into Whoopi Goldberg as she was leaving the building and was accosted. Goldberg said it was Pirro who intentionally ran into her, and the rest did not happen the way she said it did. The cohost acknowledged she did say a "few choice words I cannot repeat."

On Friday's edition of The View, Goldberg responded to Pirro and gave her version of events. She said the two did have a confrontation, but it was Pirro who started it.





Goldberg said Pirro could have just passed her, but she stopped and "put her finger" in the host's face and yelled. Goldberg said at this point she said the choice words she can't repeat, however, she did not "spit" on Pirro, did not intimidate her or chased her out the building.

Goldberg said all of this is true because the show had not ended and she needed to return to finish the taping.

"Then I had to go back to work to finish the show which should tell you none of us were chasing her because we still had another segment to do," Whoopi concluded her story.

Whoopi noted that Pirro was upset before the show started when she found out that CNN commentator Ana Navarro would be in the liberal seat and not regular co-host Joy Behar.

Here's how Pirro recalled the events:

I’m walking downstairs and I said something like, Whoopi I fought for victims my whole life and she came at me as I was leaving and she said ‘F you’ in my face – literally spitting at me, ‘F you, get the F out of this building.’ And I said to her, ‘did you just say that?’ She said that’s what I said, ‘get the F out of this building’ and she was screaming at me and I’m walking out of the building like a dog who was just kicked off.


Here's what Whoopi said happened:

When I came off stage I went over there (points to distance) because I was a little hot. Okay. So I went to calm down. She came off, she could have just passed me, she didn't need to stop but she stopped. She put her finger in my face and yelled, 'I've done more for victims than you ever will.' Then I said to her some few choice words I cannot repeat. Yes, I did say it. But I did not spit on her. I did not intimidate her. No one chased her out of her saying get out. But she did leave her cursing at the people who booked the show. She cursed at the guys who do the security for the show. So, I did say to her in the middle of all of this, 'You and I have never had a problem before, you know.' And then I had to go back to work to finish the show which should tell you none of us were chasing her because we still had another segment to do.


The Daily Beast confirmed Goldberg's claim that Pirro said a word she couldn't repeat.

"Those cocksuckers! This is exactly what I told them would happen," Pirro said as she exited the stage.

Goldberg's full comments on Friday's show:

WHOOPI GOLDBERG, 'THE VIEW': Unless you were under a rock yesterday you know all about Jeanine Pirro's appearance here on the show. Now, things got hot on the air, which you expect, that happens a lot. But I want to clear up what happened afterward because she talked about it on FOX News last night and FOX & Friends this morning, on The Five, or whatever it is but she seemed to leave out some key points. Well, she left a lot of pertinent stuff out. And there were a lot of people backstage and I want to be very clear about what happened.

There's a lot of spin that she's doing and I can't do anything about that but I can tell you what went on. She was upset when she got here because Ana Navarro was here because of Joy. And after the segment, which ended when it was supposed to. It was not early, it was not late, it ended when it was supposed to. She then called everybody at the table a name I can not repeat on the TV and said it infront of the audience.

When I came off stage I went over there (points to distance) because I was a little hot. Okay. So I went to calm down. She came off, she could have just passed me, she didn't need to stop but she stopped. She put her finger in my face and yelled, 'I've done more for victims than you ever will.' Then I said to her some few choice words I cannot repeat. Yes, I did say it. But I did not spit on her. I did not intimidate her. No one chased her out of her saying get out. But she did leave her cursing at the people who booked the show. She cursed at the guys who do the security for the show. So, I did say to her in the middle of all of this, 'You and I have never had a problem before, you know.' And then I had to go back to work to finish the show which should tell you none of us were chasing her because we still had another segment to do.

So for 20 years, the show has always had people on with different views. Like Newt Gingrich, Corey Lewandowski, Charlotte Pence, Sarah Sanders, Trey Gowdy, Dana Perino, Jenna and Barbara Bush.

Jeanine, good luck with your book. I hear it is number one. I preferred your last book about Robert Durst, but there is no accounting for taste. I like the book -- I liked the last book. So that's what happened and I suspect this is going to go on because she has a show on Saturday and stuff. But, look, you can come to this show. We treat everybody with respect. But you cannot come and call people names, you cannot point at people and you don't do this (hand gesture) to people. And people who know Jeanine know exactly what I'm talking about. They know that she likes to stir it up. I rarely get stirred up but I got stirred up yesterday. I did apologize for getting hot. I said it doesn't happen often. Every ten years it seems.

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