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Elisabeth Hasselbeck Tried to Quit 'The View' in the Middle of a Commercial Break in 2006 - Listen!

Elisabeth Hasselbeck Tried to Quit 'The View' in the Middle of a Commercial Break in 2006 - Listen!

Elisabeth Hasselbeck tried to quit The View in the middle of a commercial break in 2006.

In the newly released Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of ‘The View, author Ramin Setoodeh revealed that on August 2, 2006, Elisabeth was arguing with Barbara Walters and Joy Behar about a proposal to make the morning-after pill available over-the-counter.

“Could you stop now? We have to go on and we have to learn how to discuss these things in some sort of rational way,” Barbara said on-air.

“F–k that!” Elisabeth screamed backstage in newly surfaced audio.

“I’m not going to sit there and get reprimanded on the air. It’s not okay to sit there and get reprimanded on the air!”

“What the f–k! I’m not going back out there…I don’t even swear. She has me swearing. This woman is driving me nuts. I’m not going back. I can’t do the show like this. She just reprimanded me, and she knew exactly what she was doing. Good-bye! I’m off. Write about that in the New York F–KING Post!”

“I’m quitting…I’m over, I’m leaving…Barbara just fully reprimanded me,” she angrily declared before ultimately agreeing to going back on-air.

Listen to the audio, via Variety

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