Anderson Cooper Shoots Down Star Jones For 'Coming Out' Comments
Oct 4, 2012 2:10AM
In Touch Weekly
Openly gay broadcast journalist Anderson Cooper is setting things straight with former View co-host Star Jones, and things are getting spicy!
After Star accused Anderson of coming out of the closet for television ratings last year, the CNN anchor is finally giving Star a piece of his mind.
On today’s episode of Anderson Live, the host chatted with Bravo’s Andy Cohen about when Anderson came out in a public letter to political blogger Andrew Sullivan.
His one complaint about the experience? Star Jones. And she didn’t just annoy the 45-year-old — she annoyed Anderson’s mom, too!
“Star Jones said this was a ratings ploy by me to boost ratings," Anderson complained. “If I were wanting to boost ratings, I would have waited to announce it on a very special episode. I was in Africa on assignment for 60 Minutes!”
Not only was Anderson not on air for the announcement or for several days after, but he didn’t give interviews or talk about it either. So how did he finally fire back?
"I seem to recall her hocking her wedding every single day to get free products when she was on The View," he said of Star. "I seem to recall her lying about her gastric-bypass surgery and making everybody else lie about it as well. So for her to suddenly emerge out of the shadows and suddenly attack me for this, I couldn't believe it."