Whoopi Goldberg claims she did NOT hit the Real Housewives of D.C.'s Michaele Salahi while she was on The View on Wednesday, although we wish she did.
Salahi accused Whoopi of hitting her when she just nudged her to continue speaking about crashing the White House State Dinner. Then, Goldberg got PISSED when she found out what Salahi was saying.
"I didn't f—-ing hit you! Did you say I f—ing hit you?" screamed Whoopi at Michaele backstage.
Salahis' lawyer, Lisa Bloom, said:
"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."
Michaele insisted that Whoopi "grabbed her arm" and claims to have been in tears backstage. She found the whole experience of being called a party crasher "degrading and demeaning."
But The View is defending Whoopi!
The show's rep, Karl Nilsson, 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 set to talk about the matter on Thursday's show! Can't wait for her to put that trash in her place!
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