Whoopi Goldberg Corrects Ana Navarro on Joy Behar’s 2013 ‘View’ Firing

Whoopi Goldberg, Ana Navarro, Pleasure Behar

Whoopi Goldberg shut down her The View cohost Ana Navarro’s claims that the late Invoice Geddie was concerned within the controversial firing of Pleasure Behar a decade in the past.

“[Geddie] employed Pleasure and fired Pleasure. And she or he nonetheless loves him!” Navarro, 51, stated on the Monday, July 24, episode of The View as they mentioned the legacy of the present’s cocreator, who died on Friday, July 21, at age 68. (Behar, 80, was lacking from the Monday episode and Sherri Shepherd joined as a visitor host to pay tribute to Geddie.)

After Navarro’s assertion Goldberg, 67, let her cohost know she was incorrect about Behar’s controversial and temporary exit.

“He didn’t hearth Pleasure,” Goldberg stated in a severe tone whereas shaking her head. “No, he didn’t, that was … yeah.”

After declaring Alyssa Farrah Griffin had a “query,” Goldberg didn’t elaborate on her correction and the panel moved on to their subsequent speaking level.

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In 2013, Behar — who was one of many unique hosts alongside Barabra Walters — was briefly let go from The View for 2 years. Her cohost Elisabeth Hasselback was additionally fired on the time. Walters and Geddie — who created the present collectively in 1997 — had been the first government producers of the morning present on the time of the duo’s firing. (Walters died in December 2022 at age 93.)

“Pleasure Behar has been instrumental within the success of The View from the very starting,” ABC stated in an announcement on the time. “We want her all one of the best on this subsequent chapter, and are thrilled that we now have her for the rest of the season.”

Whoopi Goldberg Corrects Ana Navarro About Joy Behar’s 2013 Firing in Tense ‘View’ Moment

It was subsequently reported that Behar was leaving the present on her personal to pursue different tasks. Throughout her hiatus, Behar would make visitor appearances on the present earlier than she made her everlasting return in 2015.

Nevertheless, almost a decade after her dramatic exit, she admitted that wasn’t the case.

“I used to be glad to be fired,” Behar informed Time in 2022. “I mainly was sick of the present at that time for some purpose, I don’t even keep in mind why.”

Whereas Behar hasn’t mentioned the rationale behind her exit, she has joked about her short-lived departure from the ABC discuss present.

“I’ve been on this present for 26 years, proper?,” she stated on a Could episode of The View. “With a small hiatus as everyone knows — pressured.”