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    Whoopi Goldberg Addresses Drama Surrounding The View Changes: "We Are Grown Ass Women"

    JENNY MCCARTHY, BARBARA WALTERS, ROSIE O'DONNELL, SHERRI SHEPHERD, WHOOPI GOLDBERG, THE VIEW ABC

    Whoopi Goldberg refused to stay silent about all of the drama surrounding the casting changes at The View this morning.

    The talk show host addressed the growing speculation of why Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd are really leaving the show.

    "Before we get started, I just have something on my mind. You know there is a lot of speculation about a lot of stuff going on here. Yes, I'm here. We don't know who's coming in, but I will tell you this: The respect that I have for the people who work here will not change," she told the audience.

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    "I will do my best to respect the audience, to make sure that we bring you The View that Barbara Walters wanted you to have, which is women talking about issues. We are not little kids, we are grown ass women. And so, I'm just tired of people saying, 'oh, you know if this one comes in, or if this one comes in,' I don't argue with people, we have spirited discussions."

    She continued, "I don't fight with people, that's not my way. Quit trying to make me into something I'm not. I'm not a little girl with cat claws. I am not a cat, I am a human being. I am a girl with a fist. And so, I'm just telling y'all, The View is going to evolve as it always has. Quit trying to make something happen and let whatever's going to happen, happen, and we hope you will join us when we come back."

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