Former producer of 'The View' suing Rosie O'Donnell

Rosie O'Donnell Sued By Ex-'View' Producer

Things are getting heated between two former employees of The View.

Jennifer Shephard-Brookman, once a senior producer of the daytime talk show, filed a lawsuit against Rosie O'Donnell, claiming that the former co-host created a "threatening environment," according to the New York Daily News.

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The lawsuit claimed that O'Donnell reportedly confronted Shephard-Brookman in an aggressive manner in September 2014, when the producer shifted coverage of the Islamic State beheading of journalist James Foley from O'Donnell to her co-host, Whoopi Goldberg.

The 53-year-old actress reportedly began screaming at Shephard-Brookman and grabbed the arms of her chair, "leaning very close to her face, and prohibiting her from leaving, while continuing to aggressively and loudly berate her," according to the court papers.

The former producer, who had been with The View since 2001, was "scared of Rosie and thought she was going to be assaulted," the documents obtained by the New York newspaper add.

Photos of Rosie O'Donnell from over the years:

Rosie O'Donnell through the years
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Former producer of 'The View' suing Rosie O'Donnell
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 17: Rosie O'Donnell attends the 5th Annual Rosie's Theater Kids Spring Benefit at The Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater on May 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)
BENTONVILLE, AR - MAY 07: Rosie O'Donnell attends the 'League of their own' event at Arvest Park hosted by Geena Davis and Rosie O'Donnell at the Bentonville Film Festival on May 7, 2015 in Bentonville, Arkansas. (Photo by Ernesto Di Stefano Photography/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 03: Kate Mulgrew and Rosie O'Donnell attend 'An Evening with Kate Mulgrew', a reading and Q & A about her memoir 'Born with Teeth' at the Vineyard Theatre on May 3, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 09: (L-R) Liz McCartney, Rosie O'Donnell and Sarah Uriarte Berry attend the 'Taboo:Ten Years Later' reunion concert at 54 Below on February 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: (L-R) Lena Hall, Rosie O'Donnell and Annaleigh Ashford pose backstage at the hit musical 'Kinky Boots' on Broadway at The Hirshfeld Theater on February 6, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: Cyndi Lauper and Rosie O'Donnell attend 'Howard Stern's Birthday Bash' presented by SiriusXM, produced by Howard Stern Productions at Hammerstein Ballroom on January 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
THE VIEW - Rosie O'Donnell returns to THE VIEW to a standing ovation, FRIDAY, FEB. 7 (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, ET) airing on the ABC Television Network. Never shy on opinions, the Emmy Award-winner joins the co-hosts for Hot Topics, shares how her life dramatically changed since leaving THE VIEW and makes a declaration that even she thought she would never say. The appearance marks the first time Rosie O'Donnell has returned to the talk show since moderating Season 10 (2006-2007). (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images) BARBARA WALTERS, ROSIE O'DONNELL
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: (L-R) Rosie O'Donnell, Billy Porter as 'Lola', Eric Stonestreet and Andy Kelso as 'Charlie' pose backstage at the hit musical 'Kinky Boots' on Broadway at The Hirshfeld Theater on February 6, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: Rosie O'Donnell at SiriusXM's 'Howard Stern Birthday Bash' at Hammerstein Ballroom on January 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)

Shepard-Brookman is said to be seeking an unspecified amount of damages, while O'Donnell's lawyer says the lawsuit is "baseless." "Miss O'Donnell will defend herself vigorously in court," Nicolle Jacoby of the Dechert law firm told the paper.

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O'Donnell rejoined The View as co-host in September 2014 after a very dramatic exit seven years earlier. After six months, the now 53-year-old comedian announced that she was leaving the show for a second time to concentrate on her family's "well being."

"Stress is a major contributing factor to heart disease and heart attacks. You can't really minimize it," she told ET after announcing her departure in February. "I'm having a lot of stressful situations in my family life at the moment and having stressful situations in my work environment, so something had to give. The most easy way to accomplish the lessening of the stress is to not go to work for right now."

O'Donnell has been dealing with difficult situations at home as well. Her adopted daughter, Chelsea O'Donnell, left home in August, reunited with her birth mother after her 18th birthday, and is now living in New Jersey with Stephen Sheerer, a 25-year-old she met on Tinder

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