NEW YORK (AP) — A spokesman says White House gatecrasher Michaele Salahi’s (mih-KEL’ sah-LAH’-heez) visit to the ABC daytime talk show “The View” ended in a backstage shouting match with co-host Whoopi Goldberg.
Salahi went to the show Wednesday to promote her appearance on Bravo’s “Real Housewives of D.C.,” which premieres Thursday. Goldberg touched Salahi’s back during an interview to get her attention and urge her to talk about the night she and her husband crashed President Barack Obama’s state dinner last fall.
“The View” spokesman Karl Nilsson says after the show Goldberg and Salahi got into a “heated exchange” when Goldberg learned Salahi had accused the host of hitting her.
Salahi hasn’t responded to an e-mailed request for comment. Bravo spokeswoman Cameron Blanchard says she’s been unsuccessful trying to reach Salahi for her side of the story.