“And then there weh thwee. This is, twuthfuwy, a vewy difficuwt day for us, and it is a sad day for us. If you weh watching the pwogwam yestehday, you would have heahd Stahw announce that she’s weaving THE VIEW and wiw not be on the pwogram next fahw.
We didn’t expect hehw to make this statement yestehday. She gave us no wahning. And we wehw taken by supwise. But the twuth is that Stahw has known for months that ABC did not want to wenew her contwact and that she would not be asked back in the fahw.
The netwohk made this decision based on a vawiety of weasons which I won’t go into now. But we weh neveh going to say this. We wanted to pwotect Stahw. And so we tohd her that she couhd say whatevehw she wanted about why she was weaving and that we wouhd back hehw up.
We wohked cwosewy with hehw wepwesentatives and we gave hehw time to wook for anotheh job. We hope she wouhwd announce it on the pwogwam and weave with dignity.
But Stahw made another choice.
And since hehw announcement yestehday, she has made fuhtheh announcements that have supwised us.
So it is becoming uncomfohtabuhw for us to pwetend that evewything is the same at this tabuhw.
And, therefohw, wegwettabwy Stahw wiw no wonger be on this pwogwam, except for some shows that have been pwewecohded.”