Via Huffington Post:
Update: Whoopi Goldberg responded forcefully to allegations levied by “Real Housewives of DC” star (and former alleged White House crasher) Michaele Salahi.
Whoopi showed another camera angle that showed that she did not hit Salahi, as she reportedly claimed, but rather nudged her on the side to remind her to get back on topic.
“Afterwards, Michaele was very upset about what was said about her on the air,” Whoopi explained, “and then I was told that she thought I hit her. So I went up to her and I told her that she knew I didn’t hit her.”
Whoopi went on to defend her language, which is reported to include several F-bombs.
“And yeah, you know how I said it — choice words,” she said. “And I make no apology for my choice words. But then her husband got in my face, had his BlackBerry out and started taking pictures of me. And needless to say I really went off then. And there is even more choice words. They were so choice you could’ve cut ’em with a knife and eaten ’em.”
Salahi’s lawyer, Lisa Bloom, said Salahi found the appearance “degrading and demeaning.”
Original Story from NewsOne.com:
On the eve of Michaele Salahi’s debut on Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of D.C.” — and five days after her husband, Tareq, threw a glass of wine at another cast member while the housewives were attending Summer TV Press Tour 2010 to promote their new show — America’s favorite alleged White House party crashers have accused Whoopi Goldberg of verbally attacking and abusing Michaele on ABC’s “The View.”
It all started Wednesday when “The View” brought out D.C.’s “Real Housewives” to talk about their show, which debuts Thursday night. Here’s how it went down:
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