Elisabeth Hasselbeck Almost Quit ‘The View’ After Fight With Barbara Walters

(Bloomberg) -- An audio clip from 2006 revealed former “The View” co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck almost quit the show during a commercial break following a heated on-air discussion with Barbara Walters on the morning-after pill.

Variety released the audio recordings Friday. They were obtained by Variety reporter Ramin Setoodeh, who wrote a book on the show titled: “Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of ‘The View.”’

Elisabeth Hasselbeck Almost Quit ‘The View’ After Fight With Barbara Walters

The tape shows Hasselbeck was soon persuaded back into the show. She posted a statement on Instagram on Friday where she didn’t back down on her stance but said she got emotional at the time.

“Yes-There were times when I was quite humanly reactive. I used a bad word when frustrated. I was pregnant with Taylor and a big conversation about the value and the lives of the unborn took place at the View,” Hasselbeck wrote in post.

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