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Jenny McCarthy Claims Whoopi Goldberg ‘Had an Addiction’ to Controlling People on The View

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“Whoopi can knock over anyone in a debate … I would be stepped on or interrupted,” Jenny McCarthy says in a new book about The View

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AURELIE CORINTHIOS

March 21, 2019 12:13 PM

Jenny McCarthy doesn’t look back at her time on The View all too fondly.

In an excerpt published Wednesday by Vulturethis link opens in a new tab of reporter Ramin Setoodeh’s upcoming book, Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of “The View,”this link opens in a new tab McCarthy, 46, characterizes her 2013-2014 stint on the show as “miserable” and goes into detail about working alongside fellow panelists Barbara Walters and Whoopi Goldberg.

McCarthy says that heading into the job, she thought she and Goldberg, 63, would be friends.

“I loved her in Ghost,” McCarthy says. “I’m a fan. I thought I was going to work with the Whoopi that people thought they might know — fun and funny.”

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McCarthy says Goldberg, however, didn’t warm to her — and that a divide between the Sister Act star and Walters, the legendary broadcaster who launched the talk show in 1997, was immediately apparent. McCarthy, who compared the dynamic at the table to Survivor, says she ultimately decided to align with Sherri Shepherd since they were both moms to young boys.

McCarthy claims Goldberg wouldn’t let Walters moderate and would often interrupt her co-hosts during Hot Topics.

“It broke my heart when Barbara would shuffle to Whoopi and say, ‘Can I moderate, please?’ And Whoopi would say no,” McCarthy says.

“People don’t understand,” she continues. “Whoopi can knock over anyone in a debate. Her voice is strong not only in meaning but also in sound. I was able to get a point out in three words — like ‘I don’t agree’ — and that’s all I would be able to say. I would be stepped on or interrupted.”

McCarthy says she wasn’t going to “play a kiss-a—” with Goldberg.

“To me, Whoopi had an addiction to controlling people’s thoughts, their words, the room, the table, your feeling, your mood,” she says. “She had an addiction to controlling all of it and everybody.”

A rep for The View declined to comment. A rep for Goldberg did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

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Jenny McCarthy, Barbara Walters, Rosie O’Donnell, Sherri Shepherd and Whoopi Goldberg on The View

Goldberg got her start in the industry as an actress, nabbing her first Oscar nomination for the 1985 movie The Color Purple. She’s now a rare EGOT winner and has been the moderator and co-host on The View since 2007.

“I never thought I would get in as much trouble as I seem to have gotten in,” she told E! Newsthis link opens in a new tab in 2017 of her experience on the ABC talk show. “You have to be prepared for half the country to hate you every day. It’s a lot to carry but that’s why I try not to look back.”

She was recently absent from The View for a month after a serious bout of pneumonia put her in the hospital for three weeks.

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“You can never leave me again, ever!” panelist Meghan McCain said upon her return. “You cannot leave this show. We missed you so much!”

The View airs weekdays (11 a.m. ET) on ABC.

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