LOS ANGELES (CBS) The gloves are off - figuratively that is - in the feud between comedian and "The View" co-host Whoopi Goldberg, and alleged White House party crasher Michaele Salahi.
Salahi, who appeared on "The View" Wednesday, left the set in tears and accused the show and Goldberg of "outrageous abuse" after the award-winning actress came from backstage and tapped Salahi on the arm, asking the soon-to-be reality t-v housewife to discuss the infamous White House state dinner during the interview, reported The Daily Beast.
Salahi, who was on the show to promote "The Real Housewives of D.C.," appeared startled and anxious after Goldberg's unannounced arrival.
But what then ensued backstage between Salahi and Goldberg is the center of the brewing controversy. A frazzled Salahi told an ABC producer that Goldberg "hit" her. Goldberg reportedly went into Salahi's dressing room upset with the accusation, reported The Los Angeles Times.
On the "Today Show" Thursday Salahi claimed that during the confrontation Goldberg lashed out at her using a litany of explicit words.
"I walked off the show and said goodbye and was in the back," Salahi told Kathy Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, according to USA Today. "And Whoopi came in and said, 'F this, f that, Did you say I effing hit you?"
On Thursday's "The View" she said, "I make no apology for my choice words....her husband got in my face, had his BlackBerry out and started taking pictures of me. And needless to say I really went off then. And there were even more choice words. They were so choice you could have cut them with a knife and eaten them," reported USA Today.
Not sure how easy those "choice words" would be to digest.