Star Jones Reynolds Sets The Record Straight
The bitch fight between former ‘View’ co-host, Star Jones and the show’s creator continues to rage.
Star was scheduled to appear on CNN’s Larry King show tonight, but after hearing Walters diss her called up Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS FM show to set the record straight.
Perez Hilton has transcribed what Star had to say, bless him…
She ranted: “For the last two months, I’ve come in and done the show as normal every day. I walked in there. I’ve been 100% professional. I’ve shared my life. I’ve done what I do for the last nine years. And, in reality I’ve known for two months that The View was not renewing my contract and I still went in and did my job every – single – day!
”Barbara and the producers and ABC specifically told me when they wanted an announcement to come, the last week of June. They specifically asked me to stay until the middle of July. Now you know me. Emotionally when they first say your contract is not renewed, my initial desire was, “I want to walk, get the heck out of there. I don’t need to put up with this.”
”It didn’t sound right for me when they were saying your ratings have gone down. I said, well wait a minute, I’ve seen the ratings. The top five shows in the year you’re talking about were about me and planning the wedding. It didn’t sound right. But then I thought about it and said, “Don’t be emotional. Be professional.” A lot of people’s jobs depend on my doing my job. So I specifically – specifically – tried to do my job to the best of my ability.
”We had always planned to make the announcement this week. We had planned to make it on Thursday. But I woke up on Tuesday morning and after so much media, so much speculation, it was time for me to say goodbye right now. From what I understand, Barbara never told Joy and Elizabeth [that I was getting fired]. Period!
“I’m not trying to be emotional about this. I understand it was a business decision. I understood it was a business decision when I was told then. But then in that same week, I was told they were adding a new co-host and it was Rosie O’Donnell. And that was the same week that she had been so nasty and vicious towards me. [Rosie] insulted me. She tried to damage me professionally and personally.
”It’s a little shocking to me that Barbara feels betrayed. I was really surprised that Barbara feels betrayed. If you watched me yesterday, I said that she was the most amazing mentor and I thanked her for the most amazing opportunity. My departure was orchestrated some time ago. And while I can accept any business decision, it’s hard to accept the manner in which it was handled during the last two months. But, if you use words like betrayal, if anyone should be betrayed, it should be me!”
Watch Star vent her bile on CNN’s Larry King Live tonight.