"The View" co-host Barbara Walters defended her interview with former co-host Star Jones, reports the New York Post’s Page Six.
Walters and co-host Joy Behar questioned Jones about her controversial departure from "The View" in 2006, as well as her weight-loss surgery.
As previously reported, Jones asked Walters, "Are we really going to go here, Barbara?"
"She was not ambushed," Walters told the Post. “I invited Star to be on the show, and there were no questions that she said she would not answer except about her marriage to Al [Reynolds],” due to legal reasons, she added, according to the story.
Jones told the Post that she was "really glad to return to the ‘View’ couch" and to have a chance to advocate for heart health, which was the reason for her appearance on the program, the story notes.