On her show Saturday evening, Fox News host Jeanine Pirro addressed her controversy with “The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg. Pirro claims that following an appearance on “The View,” she was verbally berated, intimidated, and even spat at.
Goldberg responded to Pirro’s claims on Friday, one day after Pirro’s appearance, confirming she used “choice words” during their confrontation, but denied intimidating or spitting at Pirro. Instead, Goldberg alleged Pirro was upset because her panel included a staunchly anti-Trump commentator.
What did Pirro say?
Pirro closed her show by addressing the confrontation. However, instead of refuting Goldberg’s Friday response, Pirro explained she wanted to “close the book on this and move on.”
“Some of you may not know that I’ve known Whoopi Goldberg for years, and our relationship, up until this week, has always been friendly,” Pirro said.
The former judge said she has always been “treated with respect” during her appearances on “The View,” and encouraged viewers to watch her Thursday appearance to draw their own conclusions about what happened.
“And to Whoopi, I accept that you and I have different versions of what happened on Thursday, both on and off the air and that we have both completely takes of President Trump and the job he’s doing. So let’s agree to disagree, and put this episode to bed for once and for all,” she said.
Pirro also thanked Goldberg for complementing her new book, which helped boost it to number one on Amazon.
“I do want to thank Whoopi and the ladies [of] ‘The View’ for helping to make my book No. 1 on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. So go out and get a copy if you haven’t already,” Pirro said.
In her “opening statement,” Pirro maintained her version of events, again claiming she was verbally berated and kicked out of ABC’s studio.