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Good Morning America's Josh Elliott Has 'Major Issues With Women,' Says Source

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Nov. 8 2012, Published 12:00 p.m. ET

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By Jen Heger - Assistant Managing Editor

Good Morning America's Josh Elliott is creating a lot of drama on the top rated morning news program, because the former ESPN reporter has major issues with women and needs constant validation from his colleagues, is exclusively reporting.

"It's no secret that Josh has major, major issues with women. Josh had a difficult childhood and as a result, has trust issues with females," a show insider tells

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"Josh is extremely insecure and needs constant validation from everyone around him about how wonderful he is and what a great job he is doing. Josh doesn't get along with Lara Spencer at all, and the two have had multiple fights over trivial issues about how stories are covered. The only female Josh hasn't fought with is Robin Roberts, because he respects her for her previous work at ESPN.

"Josh does have a daughter from his former marriage to Priya Narang Elliot, and that relationship ended in divorce. Josh is high maintenance, and if viewers could see what he was like off the air, people would be truly shocked."

As previously reported, Robin appeared via videotape on GMA this past Monday and said she's "incredibly blessed to be doing as well as I am" and that while "it would be a whole lot easier not to be so public when you're going through something like this, it's a privilege to be a messenger."

The inspirational 51-year-old previously said about the procedure in her battle with MDS (Myelodysplastic Syndrome), a blood and bone marrow disorder, "Thirty-five days ago, I had my bone marrow transplant. It is a journey."

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Robin also said she "can't wait to come back" to the top-rated show.

As for rumors that George Stephanopoulos doesn't get along with Elliott, "that is just absolutely false. There are no issues between Josh and George. Lara knows she gets on George's nerves, and she doesn't really care. She isn't going to change who she is," the source says.


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