'I Got Stirred Up': The View's Whoopi Goldberg Reveals Why She Swore at Jeanine Pirro Backstage After Fiery Segment

Whoopi Goldberg and Fox News host Jeanine Pirro erupted in a fiery argument during a Thursday segment of ABC's "The View," but the real fireworks happened backstage when the cameras were off. On Friday, Goldberg said that Pirro's aggressive behavior led to the hostile confrontation.

“After the segment,” Goldberg said, “[Pirro] then called everybody at the table a name I cannot repeat on TV, and said it in front of the audience. When I came offstage, I went over there because I was a little hot. Okay, so I went to calm down.”

She continued: “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!’ Then I said to her some few choice words that I cannot repeat.”

According to Page Six on Thursday, Goldberg said to Pirro, “F–k you, get the f–k out of this building."

“Yes, I did say it,” Goldberg said Friday. She added that Pirro cursed at the security guards and the bookers for the show as she left the building.

Goldberg noted that the show has had many other conservative figures and Trump defenders on the show before and never had similar issues.

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