Whoopi Goldberg confirmed on "The View" Friday that she did indeed tell yesterday's guest Judge Jeanine Pirro to "get the F out" of the building after their on-air yelling match, but she also countered that the Fox News star didn't tell the full story while talking about it on her network.
"So 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 afterwards," Whoopi said. "She talked about it on Fox News last night, 'Fox & Friends' this morning ... but she seemed to leave out some key points, because 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."
The moderator of the popular ABC daytime talk show said Pirro was upset from the start because CNN host Ana Navarro sat in for absent regular panelist Joy Behar.
"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 cannot repeat on TV and said it in front of the audience," Whoopi continued.
"Look, you can come to this show, we treat everybody with respect, but you cannot come and call people names," Whoopi said. "You cannot point at people and you can't do this to people, and people who know Jeanine know exactly what I'm talking about. They know she likes to stir it up."
According to Whoopi, she was the first one to walk off stage after the on-air spat because she was a "little hot" and wanted to calm down. While Pirro told Sean Hannity on Thursday night she "had to walk by" Whoopi to make her exit, Whoopi made it sound like Pirro made more of a conscious effort to confront her off camera.
"She came off and she could've just passed me, she needed to stop, she stopped and put a 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," Whoopi said. "Yes, I did say it. I did say it, but I did not spit on her. I did not imitate her. No one chased her out of here saying 'get out' but she did leave here cursing at the people who booked the show, she cursed at the guys who do the security for the show."
In an apparent response to Pirro's account that Whoopi was screaming, "Get the F out of this building" as she made her exit, Whoopi said, "None of us were chasing her because we still had another segment to do."
"For 20 years this show has always had people on with different views, like Newt Gingrich, Corey Lewandowski, Charlotte Pence, Sarah Sanders, Trey Gowding, Dana Purino, Jenna and Barbara Bush," Goldberg said in a defense of the show, then threw in a little dig at the guest she verbally sparred with: "Jeanine, good luck with your book. I hear it's number 1. I preferred your last book about Robert Durst but there's not counting for taste, you know?"
While appearing on "Fox & Friends" Friday morning, Pirro described her treatment on "The View" as "abuse."
"I've been a prosecutor, judge, DA for 30 years. I tried murder cases. I can go toe-to-toe anybody. That was abuse," Pirro said.