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Michaele Salahi claims she was verbally attacked and abused by Whoopi Goldberg

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A spokesman says White House gatecrasher Michaele Salahi's visit to the ABC daytime talk show "The View" ended in a backstage shouting match with co-host Whoopi Goldberg.

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By Lisa de Moraes
Thursday, August 5, 2010

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF.

On the eve of Michaele Salahi's debut on Bravo's "The Real Housewives of D.C." -- and five days after her husband, Tareq, threw a glass of wine at another cast member while the housewives were attending Summer TV Press Tour 2010 to promote their new show -- America's favorite alleged White House party crashers have accused Whoopi Goldberg of verbally attacking and abusing Michaele on ABC's "The View."

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It all started Wednesday when "The View" brought out D.C.'s "Real Housewives" to talk about their show, which debuts Thursday night. Here's how it went down:

Addressing Michaele, co-host Sherri Shepherd notes that Tareq "was supposed to be here, but apparently something happened that made the women feel a little bit uncomfortable being around your husband. What happened?"

Michaele explains that, in the past, castmate Lynda Erkiletian has teased Michaele about being too thin.

At that point, it gets complicated:

Sherri says Lynda should tell the story, because "it happened to Lynda."

Lynda says she was the one who was "accosted with the red wine."

Michaele protests, insisting that the question was addressed to her.

Co-host Joy Behar tells them to "save it for your show."

Sherri weighs in, in favor of Lynda telling the story, since the wine toss happened to her.

Joy seconds the motion.


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