There's a backstage drama that went on after the airing of "The View" involving the accusation that host Whoopi Goldberg hit guest Michaele Salahi. Known as the White House party crashers, Michaele and her husband claimed Whoopi hit her from behind, prompting the host to drop the F-bomb several times at her after the show was wrapped.
As evident from the footage which is posted below, Michaele's claim was without its merit. At about minute 1:55, Michaele was startled by a touch from behind which turned out to be non-participating host Whoopi. "Excuse me, can you get back to the White House, please," Whoopi who came from backstage said.
"The Real Housewives of D.C." star later said Whoopi gave her more than a nudge and screamed at her, "I didn't f----ing hit you! Did you say I f---ing hit you?" when someone told her she was accused so. Michaele's lawyer Lisa Bloom, however, explained it more gently, saying "When the segment ended Michaele burst into tears backstage and several people came up to talk to her and she found an office. ...Whoopi berated her and dropped the f-bomb many times. Michaele was devastated."
"The View" executives then released their own statement in defense of Whoopi. "Whoopi lightly touched Ms. Salahi to get her attention and said to her 'Excuse me, can you get back to the White House, please,' meaning could Ms. Salahi return to the original subject of the conversation," said Karl Nilsson the spokesman. "After the show, Ms. Salahi and her husband accused Whoopi of hitting Ms. Salahi."
"As the broadcast clearly shows, the accusation was completely unfounded and erroneous. After the show and after being told she was being accused of hitting Ms. Salahi, Whoopi proceeded to defend herself verbally from this baseless claim in a heated exchange with the Salahis."
Whoopi will address this issue during Thursday, August 5 episode of "The View". Meanwhile, Michaele and her husband would "address on Thursday Morning LIVE on National TV the outrageous abuse and exchange that took place on the ABC Show the View and a [sic] audio & video file from Whoopi Goldberg verbal attack to Michaele."