‘The View’ Producer Suing “Bully” Rosie O’Donnell, Feared She’d Be Assaulted
Rosie O’Donnell has made quite a few enemies for herself these days — including ex-wife Michelle Rounds and, more recently, daughter Chelsea O’Donnell. And now she can add another name to the list: former The View senior producer Jennifer Shepard-Brookman!
According to newly-released court documents, Jennifer filed a lawsuit against Rosie on Thursday, alleging the ex-host was a “bully” who left her in fear she’d be assaulted!
In papers obtained by The Wrap, the TV exec’s attorney refers to a September 2014 incident when the comedian allegedly reamed out Jennifer for switching coverage on journalist James Foley’s beheading from Rosie to her co-host (and rumored enemy), Whoopi Goldberg.
The documents state Jennifer was “scared of Rosie and thought she was going to be assaulted” when the star got in her face during the heated exchange. Jennifer was later fired, which she claims in the suit was out of spite.
This only serves to support her aforementioned adopted daughter’s claims her mom has a very different side to her personality than the smiley, funny image she portrays on-screen.
“When we were home . . . she would either just be in her room, not engaging with us, or watching documentaries,” the teen explained in a recent tell-all interview with Daily Mail.
After running away from home in early August, Chelsea chose to move in with her birth mother later that month, after turning 18. The day after Chelsea’s unflattering interview, Rosie took to Twitter to share a throwback photo of some of her kids, including Chelsea, at a better time.
Here’s hoping Rosie and Chelsea can work through their issues.