Video: Star Jones, Back on ‘The View,’ Talks About Her ‘Ugly’ Departure From Show

Feb 23, 2012  •  Post A Comment

Star Jones, who returned to "The View" to raise awareness of heart disease in women, was asked by host Barbara Walters to talk about the circumstances around her departure from the show, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker blog.

"Are we really going to go here, Barbara? Do we care at this point, my sister? I honestly don’t," Jones asked, when Walters began talking about her departure. After Jones was told in 2006 that her contract wouldn’t be renewed, she surprised her co-hosts by announcing her departure on air and left the next day, the story notes.

"It was ugly," Jones said. "It was a bad emotional time. Nasty things were being said in the media. … I made the decision that I wanted to go out on my own terms."

Walters added that the co-hosts were "trying to protect" Jones.

Here’s the video:

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  1. It was so sad seeing Barbara trying to protect the higher-ups at ABC that told her to fire Starr Jones. I think Starr is right–its time to move on and let this go and Barbara should have. Even when it was Barbara brought it up she wouldn’t still clarify why ABC wanted Starr Jones gone. It was silly to watch and a waste of Starr’s time.

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