In a drama that began on the air and continued backstage, Elisabeth Hasselbeck got in a heated argument with “The View” fixture Barbara Walters over the morning-after pill, then stormed off the set, unleashed an expletive-filled tirade and said she was quitting the show.
Video of the on-air segment and audio of the backstage drama were posted by Variety — you can hear and see it below, but it comes with a language warning.
The incident took place in 2006. Hasselbeck, who took exception to what she saw as an on-air reprimand by Walters, tore up her notes and left the set, later saying she was quitting the show. She was apparently talked out of it, and remained with the program for several years. Hasselbeck was eventually fired from “The View” in 2013.
Here’s the clip …