Goldberg, White House gatecrashers in backstage fight after `The View` filming
New York: ‘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 DC’ 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 a news daily.
"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.