'The View' update: Whoopi says she used 'choice words' backstage but 'didn't hit' Michaele Salahi

Whoopi explains it all! On today’s The View, Whoopi Goldberg addressed The Real Housewives of D.C. star Michaele Salahi’s reported accusation that Whoopi hit her during yesterday’s show. After Whoopi (who was backstage while Joy Behar and Sherri Shepherd conducted the interview) approached Salahi, lightly touched her midsection and asked, “Would you get back to the White House please?” (funny because no one wants that to actually happen), she and Salahi got into it backstage. “Michaele was very upset about what happened on the air and said she thought I hit her, so I went up to her and I tolllllld her that she knew I didn’t hit her,” Whoopi said on today’s telecast. “And yeah, you know how I said it. Choice words.” [PAUSE FOR APPLAUSE.] “All right? And I made no apology for my choice words. But then her husband got his Blackberry in my face and started taking pictures of me. So then, there were even more choice words. I mean, they were so choice you coulda cut ‘em with a knife and eaten them.” Aw, missed opportunity; that would have been delicious. Also, Elisabeth is dressing like Barbara Walters now. Everyone wants to look like a Barb this week.

The Salahis’ attorney, Lisa Bloom, however, refuted Goldberg’s account of events in an interview with EW: “After the taping was over, [Michaele] went backstage and she was in tears. She was very upset. One of The View producers came up and said what’s wrong, she said I can’t believe Whoopi came up behind me and grabbed my arm. So the producer takes off. Michaele’s now found a quiet office to sit in and cry with her husband. Whoopi comes barreling into the office and starts shouting, ‘Did you f****** say that I f****** hit you? I never f****** hit you. F*** you!’ Over and over and over again, screaming at her,” Bloom contends. “Michaele says ‘What are you talking about? I never said that you hit me.’ Whoopi says, ‘Well that’s what I was told.’ So they get the producer in the room and the producer says ‘You’re right, hit was my word.’ So then Whoopi calms down a little bit and then Tareq said, ‘I think you owe my wife an apology.’ And Whoopi says ‘I’m not going to apologize to her,’ and she leaves,” said Bloom.

Regardless of who you believe, for those of you who need complete photographic evidence that Whoopi did not. Hit. That. Woman. Michaele Salahi. are in luck because I happen to be EW’s Senior Hitting Correspondent. Below, PopWatch proudly presents Anatomy of a Hit: A Pointless Play in Four Parts, starring Whoopi Goldberg and some plastic figurines.

1. A hand appears. It seems gentle, like a kitten who wants something. What do kittens want? No “swing” detected.

2.”Ew, what is that germy thing on my half-inch waist?”

3. Still smiling. Face does not permit otherwise.

4. A true EGOT always leaves ‘em wanting more. Whoopi looks totally crazy here and I love it.

Read more:
Whoopi Goldberg accused of hitting Michaele Salahi on ‘The View’
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Michaele Salahi attorney says Whoopi Goldberg shouted ‘F*** you’ over at client: EW exclusive

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  • John

    I wish she would have hit the b*tch.

    • Henry


    • jared

      Which one is the b!tch ?

    • haha

      I would have been OK with murder. F this nobody.

    • Levi

      The Salahi’s are just trying to get attention. All Ms. Goldburg was doing was trying to get Ms. Salahi back on track and answer the question.

  • frank

    Whoopie is a dispicable human being. Refering to Roman Polanski Raping a 13 year old girl she said” Its not like it was rapae, rape” I guess its okay to have sex with children in her eyes.

    • Tom

      You know perfectly well what she meant when she said it. You’re just looking to scapegoat.

    • TQB

      hey frank, i’m 100% with you on the Polanski thing, but I’m siding with Whoopi on this piece of trash.

      • LibbyP


      • Gabby


      • Me Too

        I agree. Thumbs down to Polanski and this b*tch. But why do they even have that trash on their show. Why do people watch that ‘reality’ trash.

    • Chris

      Whoopi would defend Hitler if he were around today.

      • teresa

        That’s an awful thing to say.

      • Coco

        but probably true

      • Chris

        I bet there’s tape somewhere of her defending OJ.

      • lori

        I think Whoopi WOULD defend Hitler. She would say, well hey, we weren’t there, we dont know. BUT, she did NOTHING wrong in regard to the fame whores that are the Salahi’s!

      • informed person

        I dont know if any of you knew that Roman Polanski didnt know that girl was 13 when he raped her im not saying rape is wrong but who let the child be in a house full of grown men all hopped up on coke Whoopi can acurrately account what happened back then because she actually hung out with the people that were involved….DUH and that girl now is like 40 and she got booquooo dollars PLUS SHE apparently initiated the whole thing so I dont she’s scarred by it…im just saying

      • TAMI

        @lori I think you WOULD criticize Whoopi regardless. Look, based on your comment, you’re obviously an idiot! Do us all a favor and STFU!

    • daisyj

      Completely with you on that, but I hate them both so much that I can’t decide who I want to be wrong more.

  • retirednotdead

    Ony one way to keep that women at bay, don’t watch Bravo!

    • AzSun2200

      You’re exactly right! I hope the show fails miserably.

  • Lori

    I think The View is the worst show on television. I cannot stand watching these women sit and talk over eachother for an hour. Salahi seems a little weird, but Whoopi had no right to act that way, be a professional. Whoopi had such an amazing career, what is she doing on this dumb show?

    • teresa

      So you hate the View but you must have watched it otherwise how would you know what happened??

      • sdf

        because the article just explained what happened, obviously

    • lori

      so why you watchin?

      • jj11

        Lori? from Survivor boards? Are you gearing up for the new season? Still hate/love JT?

  • KWo

    I am totally boycotting Bravo. Why they are giving that woman publicity, money, etc is beyond me. Ugh

    • MB

      Me Too!

  • Bettey

    Yep, boycotting Bravo as well. Have never watched that Housewives crap, and will boycott the network completely.

  • Tim

    The fact that Lisa Bloom is their lawyer speaks volumes as well. She represents Lindsay Lohan’s dad…

    • wakeforce

      And her mother is that wretched shrew Gloria Allred. Enough said.

  • Madd

    Annie, you’re awesome.

  • Adam

    The View has turned into some what like FOx News. One way and one way only. They have fans go against the guest and agreeing with the co host. This show should be cancelled. Gone! End It! I’m sick of this show and what they have in their opinions. their not the most watch show on daytime. its sad to whoopi doing a show like this. i had total respect for her but now since she join the show i lost respect for her.

    • SYR

      What are you talking about ADAM, I’ve seen Whoopi and Hasselbeck go at it, how is that “one way and one only?”

    • wakeforce

      the View is a ratings hit, and Adam needs to learn English before making any comments.

    • lunchlady

      LOVE FOX news!!! educate yourself and see the difference in news shows :):) and GOOD for Whoopie!!!!!

      • fu8ar

        LMFAO @ FOX news!!! educating anyone. It is as biased as MSNBC.

  • Stef

    AWESOME play-by-play.

  • Cheekee

    Whoopi, who’s worked hard what she has, has more class than that
    B**!h famewhore wannabe. Love you Whoopi.

  • Josh

    Haha EGOT!

    I really think this story should be dropped. We are basically giving this twit what she wants; attention. She doesn’t deserve a lick of it.

  • tomm

    She is looking for $$$, plain and simple. And swearing at someone isn’t a crime….yet.

    Lisa Bloom is a fame h0re too.

  • TJ

    I think the View producer who escalated the whole thing should be fired.

    • Rahina

      I do too.

  • tomm

    Oh, Lisa bullied Gary Coleman, but then rips Whoppi? Too bad she couldn’t whoop both those sl^ts’ rear ends.

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