Judge Jeanine Pirro left out some crucial details about her appearance on The View on Thursday, which ended with Whoopi Goldberg screaming at the Fox News host to ‘get the f*** out.’
Goldberg confirmed on Friday that she did in fact say those words, but only after Pirro used a vulgar term to describe the women on the show.
The View host would not reveal the exact phrase that was used on Thursday, but a production source tells DailyMail.com that Pirro was staring at Goldberg and her co-hosts as she left the stage and said: ‘Those c***suckers.’
At the same time, the source said that Pirro tore off her microphone pack and hurled it at a crew member.
Goldberg said she then watched as Pirro lashed out at the booking team and security staff, deciding then to have a few words with the former district attorney.
DailyMail.com has reached out to The View and Pirro’s rep for comment.
Goldberg, who almost never appears on the show for Friday live tapings, addressed the controversy right off the bat.
‘Things got hot on the air. I want to clear up what happened afterward. She talked about it on Fox News last night. And Fox and Friends this morning, or The Five, the whatever it is,’ explained Goldberg.
‘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. There’s a lot of spinning she’s doing. And I can’t do anything about that. I can tell you what went on.’
And with that, Goldberg began to tell her version of events, which were seemingly backed by the crew and her co-hosts, who all featured in the story.
‘She was upset when she got here because Ana Navarro was here instead of Joy. After the segment, which ended when it was supposed to – it was not early, not late – she called everybody at the table a name I cannot repeat on TV and said it in front of the audience,’ Goldberg told viewers.
‘When I came off stage, I went over there, because I was a little hot. Okay? So I went to calm down. She came off, she could have just passed me. She didn’t need to stop. But she stopped. And put her finger in my face. And yelled, “I’ve done more for victims than you ever will.”‘
Goldberg then owned up to the part of the story that Pirro has been sharing while making the press rounds over the past 24 hours.
‘Then I said to her some few choice words I cannot repeat. Yes, I did say it. I did say it. But I did not spit on her. I did not intimidate her. No one chased her out of here, saying get out,’ said Goldberg.
‘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. So, I did say to her in the middle of all of this, “You and I have never had a problem before, you know.” And I had to go back to work to finish the show. Which should tell you, none of us were chasing her, because we still had another segment to do.’
And with that, the show moved on to Hot Topics.
Pirro stopped by Fox & Friends on Friday for a sit-down with her co-workers after the incident, and told a much different story.
When speaking about Goldberg she said: ‘She was nuts going off the set. When I walked down, as I started walking out of the building, this woman is yelling behind me, “get the f out of this building.”‘
Pirro then compared Goldberg’s behavior to that of a murderer, something she had previously done on Thursday while appearing on Sean Hannity’s radio show.
‘I’ve been a prosecutor, judge, DA for 30 years. I tried murder cases. I can go toe-to-toe with anybody. That was abuse,’ said Pirro.
‘It was sad. It was a sad moment that, you know, she was triggered. I never understood triggering.’
Pirro also said during the interview that she did nothing to provoke Goldberg, though it was clear during the interview what led to the heated exchange.
The interview, which ran over three segments, began to devolve right from the start, and almost looked as if it would explode long before it finally did with just a few minutes left in the show.
That is when Pirro asked the panel what metrics in this country were worse under President Trump, stating: ‘Unemployment is lower than it’s been for 50 years. Minorities, Hispanics, African-Americans have jobs when they wouldn’t have jobs.’
Sunny Hostin then interjected: ‘It’s because of President Obama.’
Pirro quickly responded to that by dismissing that notion, and in an incredulous tone stated: ‘It’s not because of Obama.’
The suggestion that President Trump was responsible for those employment numbers, at a time when the American workforce has been growing at a steady rate since 2013 when Barack Obama was in office, immediately angered Goldberg, guest host Ana Navarro and Hostin.
Navarro jumped in by noting that hate crimes are also up under President Trump.
Pirro responded by first claiming the GDP under Obama was a ‘one’ and now ‘going up to four’ under President Trump, then adding: ‘You want to talk about hate crimes. I fought for a law for hate crimes.’
That was a reference to the laws protecting members of the gay and lesbian community that Pirro worked to push through during her pre-Fox News days.
Republican co-host Meghan McCain then tried to calm things down by pointing out how strong support was for President Trump among members of his party, and how ineffective it might be for his opponents to do nothing more than attack his decisions and political moves.
As soon as she was done saying that, Pirro looked directly at Goldberg and said she had ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome.’
That was the straw that broke the camel’s back.
‘Listen, I don’t have Trump derangement. Let me tell you what I have. I’m tired of people starting a conversation with “Mexicans are liars and rapists.” I’m tired of people starting a conversation about this country,’ said Goldberg.
‘Listen, I’m 62-years-old. There have been a lot of people in office that I didn’t agree with, but I have never ever seen anything like this. I have never seen anybody whip up such hate. I have never seen anybody be so dismissive. Clearly, you don’t watch this show, so you don’t know that I don’t suffer from that.’
Some of the other hosts nodded while Pirro continued to look right at Goldberg.
‘What I suffer from, is the inability to figure out how to fix this. That’s my issue, but one of the things that you talk about a lot, and I’m curious about it, is the Deep State. How long has the Deep State been there and who’s running it?’ asked Goldberg.
Pirro opted to return to an earlier point made by Goldberg, and provided a rebuttal of sorts by saying: ‘I want to talk about your opening statement, how horrible it is that Donald Trump is talking about all of these people.
‘You know what’s horrible is when people who shouldn’t be here end up murdering the children of American citizens.’
‘You know what’s horrible is when the President of the United States whips up people to beat the hell out of people,’ said Goldberg, getting out of her chair.
‘Say goodbye. Bye. I’m done.’
The program then cut to commercial, and returned without Pirro.
‘Whoopi got angry. What the viewing audience, television audience didn’t see, they popped up the cover of my book as she pushed off the desk. You know, unplugged her mic, then stormed off the set,’ said Pirro on Fox and Friends.
‘I’m there saying, “I’m in television. I don’t think this segment is over but I think she just left, Jeanine. I think it is over.” I take off my own mic. You have to go down the stairs. I go down the stairs.’
Pirro then said she decided to engage Goldberg, telling her: ‘I spent my whole life fighting for victims.’
The two also spoke about race according to Pirro, who said Goldberg then ‘got up in my face.’
‘I read somewhere, someone said you should have kept walking. I couldn’t walk by her. She was at the bottom of the stairs. “f you, f you.” Did you just say f-you? “Get the f out of this building. Get the f out of this building.”‘
Pirro, who was played in on her segment Friday to the Twister Sister classic ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ said she would never treat a guest like that on her show.
‘Yes. You’re invited into their home and, you know, to be thrown off like that was really, it was disheartening,’ said Pirro.
‘America is better than this. America is a place where you have free speech. But what happened yesterday was a microcosm of what is happening in the nation.’
When asked what she would say to Whoppi if she had the chance to speak to her, Pirro replied: ‘I would say to Whoopie, “I have always liked you, Whoopi. I don’t understand where the anger comes from. I want to have a conversation. I wasn’t allowed to have a conversation. I didn’t deserve to be thrown out. I really, we can’t treat people like that. You just can’t. We can disagree, but we need to be able to talk about it.”‘
Pirro also said Golberg had not apologized and made it clear she too had not reached out, though she did note a producer from The View called her phone on Thursday.
Goldberg did however apologize to the audience on Thursday.
‘So you saw me do something I very rarely do. I very rarely lose my cool, I’m not proud of it and I don’t like it,’ said Golberg.
‘I also don’t like being accused of being hysterical, because that’s one of the things I try not to be on this show.’
SOURCE: Daily Mail – Chris Spargo