Crisis At ‘The View’:

Whoopi Goldberg Grilled By Lawyers Backstage
After Calling Conservative Group ‘Nazis’

The View was in meltdown mode backstage after receiving a cease-and-desist letter for calling a conservative political group, Turning Point USA, ‘Nazis,’ live on the air, Radar has learned.

“The lawyers at the show called a mandatory staff meeting after getting the letter. Everybody, from Whoopi Goldberg to the interns had to attend. It was made clear that the show had been up in legal jeopardy and that this was unacceptable,” sources tell Radar. “Every single host around the table is wearing an earpiece and getting verbal notes from producers and lawyers are the show goes on. Whoopi and Joy’s outrageous comments were flagged by lawyers right away in real-time. Yet, they continued.”

On Monday’s show, Joy Behar associated neo-Nazis with Turning Point USA summit saying:

“Neo-Nazis were out there in front of the conference with antisemitic slurs and, you know, the Nazi swastika and a picture of a so-called Jewish person with exaggerated features, just like Goebbels did during the Third Reich.”

Whoopi Goldberg erroneously added that the neo-Nazis were allowed into the event, before finally issuing a correction saying, “My point was metaphorical.”

That’s when Turning Point USA sent a cease-and-desist letter, resulting in an on-air apology from co-host Sara Haines on Wednesdays show.