Goldberg, White House gatecrashers in backstage fight after ‘The View’ filming

August 5th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI  

Whoopi Goldberg New York, Aug 5 (ANI): ‘The View’ host Whoopi Goldberg and White House gatecrashers Tareq and Michaele Salahi indulged in an obscenity-laced backstage battle after wrapping up Wednesday’s episode of the ABC show.

Tareq Salahi, upset that Goldberg touched his wife during a segment of the show, had an “elevated and heated” exchange after the live telecast.

Michaele and other cast members of Bravo’s ‘The Real Housewives of D.C.’ were on ‘The View’ to promote the launch of their show.

Neither Goldberg nor Tareq Salahi were part of the interview.

As Michaele recounted a drink-throwing dispute between Tareq and one of the wives, Goldberg walked on stage, touched her shoulder, and said: “Excuse me, can you get back to the White House, please,” reports the New York Daily News.

“Oh, if you’d like us to, we can,” Michaele replied as Goldberg walked away.

After the show, a sobbing Michaele fled to a security office, saying she felt attacked.

The Salahis claimed Goldberg got physical with Michaele; Goldberg confronted her and F-words started flowing.

“As the broadcast clearly shows, the accusation was completely unfounded,” said a ‘View’ spokeswoman.

“After being told she was being accused of hitting Ms. Salahi, Whoopi proceeded to defend herself verbally,” she added. (ANI)

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