She also accuses Bill Cosby of making one of his producers cry.
Rosie O’Donnell revealed information from the 90s behind the scenes of his eponymous talk show during an appearance on ” Watch what’s happening live ” Sunday evening. During my stay alongside Billy eichner, host Andy Cohen Asked her if she had a “Don’t ask back” list for her show, which ran from 1996 to 2002. Not only did she reveal that she did, but she also named names. O’Donnell said there were “about 5” people on the list, saying they were “pretty big” names. As to why they were banned from the show, Rosie explained, “Sometimes it was just excessive drug use that was evident. Like cocaine on the side [of the nose] and they couldn’t concentrate. “ “One guy, Leif Garrett, came with a new pipe injury that he used to crack,” she said. “He sort of gnawed. So when I met him in the green room, he had a normal face and he went out a few minutes later and he had a huge red burnt welt being in the green room those 20 minutes when I didn’t not seen. People who are messed up shouldn’t be on TV. “ Garrett was a guest on his show in 1999, just after airing his infamous episode of “Behind the Music”. During the VH1 special, he was confronted by Roland Winkler, a friend who had been paralyzed 20 years earlier after Garrett – drunk and broken down from quaaludes – crushed his car. In his memories of 2019, “Idol Truth”, Garrett admitted that he was “still struggling with my drug use” when the show aired. Two months after his appearance in “Rosie,” he was arrested for trying to buy heroin and cocaine from plainclothes police in Los Angeles. He was arrested again in 2004, 2006 and 2010, all on drug charges, but would have sober now. A Garrett representative was not immediately available to comment. O’Donnell also claimed Bill cosby was also problematic behind the scenes, when Cohen asked her if she had any idea of her behavior before being charged and convicted of sexual assault. “I’m going to tell you this story about what happened to a staff member on our show,” Rosie started. “Very tall, like 6 feet tall, a taller woman, very tall producer. She was responsible for making her mystery guest, he was our mystery guest. News flash, I knew who was the mystery guest every time. I just acted with it. I am not good at surprises and I felt that I could do better than do it for real. So I knew who it was. “ She claimed that the producer had entered and told her that Rosie would not know he was the guest. Rosie said she then told the producer, “All [O’Donnell] must put her hand right here ‘and he put his hand near his penis and she’ll know it’s me.” “She started crying and got up and left,” Rosie said, adding that a male producer should then come in and tell Cosby about what was and was not “appropriate” behavior. “I was one of those people who were not surprised by the charges against him,” she added. She also said that when she was co-host of “The View”, the panel “would not discuss it.” She added, “Every time I tried to talk about it, it became a little fight. “ In a statement to TooFab, the Cosby representative said, “Here’s the multi-million dollar question: why now? The first episode of Rosie O’Donnell Show aired in 1996 and the series ended in 2002 but now it is waiting (24) years later to accuse Mr. Cosby of making obscene comments to a producer. It’s just another attempt for a well-known celebrity like Rosie O’Donnell and many others to create false allegations about Mr. Cosby, in order to draw attention to themselves and their new projects. that don’t work well. “ “Remember, on March 23, 2020, Mrs. O’Donnell attempted to relaunch The Rosie O’Donnell Show for one night and her efforts were catastrophic,” the statement said. “Perhaps, if the media investigated Mr. Cosby’s accusers as well as they did for Tara Reade (the accuser of VP Joe Biden) – Mr. Cosby would not be in jail today. “ Cosby was convicted of three counts of sexual assault in 2018 and is currently serving a 3-10 year sentence.