VIDEO: Jessica Hahn Calls Out Barbara Walters On 'The View'
Things got a little heated on the hit daytime show, The View, on Tuesday when Jessica Hahn appeared as part of a week-long "Where Are They Now?" series.
Hahn, who was involved in a scandal of gargantuan proportions in 1987 when her sexual encounter with married television evangelist Jim Bakker was revealed, was a little defensive about the incident that triggered her 15 minutes of fame.
When co-host Sherri Shepherd asked the former Playboy model to talk about her "affair" with Bakker, Hahn took umbrage with the word. According to her reports in the 80s, her encounter with Bakker was not consensual.
"Now let me get this straight," Hahn interrupted, before turning her attention to View creator Barbara Walters, who was also present for the interview. "This wasn't an affair. This was, unlike – and I don't want to be cruel or anything – but in your book Audition you had an 'affair' with a Senator," Hahn said to Walters in a stammering voice, referring to the famed reporter's admitted liaisons with married Senator Edward Brooke in the '70s.
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Walters seemed taken aback only for an instant before recovering. "This is about you my dear. This is not about me, okay?" she said, before laughing to herself and remarking, "And where are we now?" in reference to the theme of the episode. —KIMBERLY STEELE
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