'The View' hosts Rosie O'Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg reportedly fighting backstage


ABC's morning show "The View" has reportedly become a battle ground.

According to a New York Daily News report, hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O'Donnell nearly had an all out brawl during a meeting on Wednesday over how to handle two hot button and racially charged issues.

Apparently O'Donnell wanted to take a deeper look into the rape allegations surrounding comedian Bill Cosby and the latest upheaval in Ferguson surrounding the death of Michael Brown. Goldberg reportedly wanted to stay away.

One source the Daily News, "There's terrible frustration and there are problems. Whoopi didn't want to talk about Cosby and Ferguson, Rosie (O'Donnell) did - How could you not? These are topics that are uncomfortable for everyone, but it's 'The View' and it's their job to talk about topics that might make some people tense."

The argument became so heated, O'Donnell reportedly started screaming, first at Goldberg, then at producers. The source claims fellow host Rosie Perez was so distraught, she had to be consoled by staffers after breaking into tears.

However, a spokesperson from "The View" says the conflict is all being blown out of proportion.

"This story is mean-spirited and greatly exaggerated by someone who is obviously disgruntled and has some agenda," said Lauri Hogan. "There was no fight."

Producers on the show say having a strong opinion on issues like these are just part of the job.

'The View' Hosts Rosie O'Donnell & Whoopi Goldberg Fight Backstage
'The View' Hosts Rosie O'Donnell & Whoopi Goldberg Fight Backstage