08/05/2010- by Natasia Langfelder
Michaele Salahi the infamous White House Crasher and castmember of the upcoming The Real Housewives of DC on Bravo, appeared on The Viewwith her castmates. Salahi, who is hated by the other women on the show, the ladies on The View and the American public as a whole, took a beating for her bad behavior. Sherri Sheppard even told Salahi that she should have gone to jail.
Salahi fired back in kind, saying that “people love to hate people” and that’s why everyone hates her. Which makes her sound seriously unhinged. During the segment where Salahi and a castmate were arguing over whether or not Salahi is anorexic (both these women look anorexic, their neck cords look painful) and whether or not that entitled Salahi’s husband to throw a drink on her (he did), Whoopi leaves the show, lightly touching Salahi on the should as she exits. Sherri Sheppard says that Whoopi will come back when she finds the topic interesting again.
The Daily Beast is reporting that after the segment was over, Salahi went back stage and started yelling that Whoopi had “outrageously abused” her. Salahi’s lawyer gave this version of the events:
Lisa Bloom, the Salahi’s lawyer, Goldberg grabbed Salahi’s arm and said, “Move on, move on! Get to the White House!,” in an attempt to steer the conversation toward allegations that the Salahis party-crashed last year. The moment lasted all but a few seconds, but Salahi was apparently unnerved and remarked that she’d been surprised by Goldberg’s appearance. Co-host Sherri Shepherd remarked to the audience, “That’s Whoopi. She don’t come out unless she’s passionate.”
Then, after the show finished taping, Goldberg, according to the Salahis’ lawyer, Lisa Bloom, burst into a room Michaele was sitting in with Tareq and screamed: “I didn’t fucking hit you! Did you say I fucking hit you?” “She was screaming and dropping the F-bomb many, many times,” Bloom told The Daily Beast exclusively. Tareq apparently began filming the verbal altercation with his BlackBerry, though Bloom said he only caught “the last few seconds.” [Source]
The View is defending Whoopi and the show’s rep gave this version of the events:
Karl Nilsson, said:
“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. 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.”
Watch the video of Whoopi and Salahi below and decide for yourself: