“The View’s” key component, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, went into details regarding her contentious phone conversation with an alleged unnamed Dick Wolf Productions Law & Order: SVU producer. The producer failed to address her concerns over a recent character who was raped and murdered, similar age to Hasselbeck and named Elizabeth Hassenback.
TheBestWeekEver blog detailed the transcript:
Hasselbeck: “I know what you guys did. It’s essentially my name.” And he said “Well, you can just chalk that up to coincidence.” And I said “Really? That’s funny. Because your show is so not based on coincidence, and pulls things from the headlines and is so focused on headlines, so I’m having a hard time chalking this up to coincidence.”
Barbara (Walters): Good for you.
Elisabeth: He got more angry, pulled over, and he said “I’m sorry we hurt your feelings.” And I said “It’s not about feelings, whatsyourface, and I just wanted you to hear from me first before I come out here and vent on The View.” I said “I’m sorry too, because I never want to sit next to anyone on that show, and I think they’re good actors and good people, but I can’t sit next to them without feeling as though I’ve been disrespected and put at risk.” So he said “You know, I don’t have to deal with you… goodbye, Lady!”
Barbara: You have to wonder, who was it that wanted your name. Was it somebody that disagrees with you politcally?
Joy: Could it have been a coincidence?
Rosie: I don’t know, if they had Rosie O’Connell, an overweight lesbian talk show host, I might go “Maybe it’s me!”Note the date on this article may be incorrect due to importing it from our old system.