Rosie O & # 39; Donnell's most explosive moments at "The View" was not her extreme battle on the screen with Elisabeth Hasselbeck that happened backstage in the series creator Barbara Walters .
Their ravishing match is one of many things that O & # 39; Donnell remembers in a new excerpt from "Woman Punch: The Inside Story of The View," reporter of Ramin Setoodeh's book about all the drama behind the ABC morning show scene.
While Rosie speaks of his dustup with Walters over Donald Trump before, it has never been in much detail, with both Joy Behar and former executive producer Bill Geddie also comes in. Read the full passage on the Vanity Fair .
The wedge between the two cohosts began after the famous Rosie pretended that Trump was on the show while Barbara was on vacation, accused of filing bankruptcy and told her to "sit and spin, my friend. "That resulted in angry calls to Geddie from Trump himself, written about all Rosie's comments relating to her wealth, or lack thereof.
"My memory took him on stage and became crazy about him," Behar told O & # 39; Donnell's televised attack. "She removed her hair and expressed her comments about her lack of honesty and money, which probably really frightened her. As you can see from the fact that she does not pay her taxes, that's something He did not want to go there. I enjoyed watching and watching. It was a wonderful show. "
Trump continued to attack Rosie with any possible possibilities, commenting on her appearance during he continued slapping him. "She can not stop herself," Joy said, "She can not stop talking about Rosie O & # 39; Donnell … it's an abomination. She's a rude person."
When Walters returned from his vacation, O & # 39; Donnell felt that Barbara was not enough to stand with him as Trump continued to go with him in a public way. All came to a head on January 8, 2007, according to Behar's statement, "Rosie wants to protect."
According to the passage, Rosie "lost" it and Walters began to "sumate". It was "once he went to Barbara," Geddie said.
"I'm definitely shouting," Rosie admitted. "I told how discouraged I was and how surprised I was and I was hurt he did not stand for me. I think I was very betrayed about his going behind my back and talking to Donald Trump at Trumpian language I told something about her daughter, which I should not say, but I did. "
That comment:" It's no wonder that you can not stand Jackie, "which refers to a child Walters's woman. "Do not talk about my daughter," Barbara shot back.
Geddie said Barbara was "totally unprepared" for Rosie's loud words, especially in front of a room full of people. "I can not tell you everything he said, but it's ugly," he added. "And he's doing it for about 40 seconds, maybe a minute. Finally I said, & # 39; Enough. You can not talk to him like this. & # 39; And he opened me, saying that how much he hates me for some other reason. "
" You're not shouting at older women like this, no matter who they are, and certainly you're not shouting at Barbara Walters, & # 39; ; he added, "the person who agrees with you."
Not until April 2007 ABC announced that Rosie's contract could not be renewed Although she was scheduled to appear on the show until June of that year, [1