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'So Shocking!' 'The View' Veteran Let Go After 'Disrespectful' Rant At Rosie O'Donnell -- In Front Of Everyone

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Mar. 12 2015, Published 12:02 p.m. ET

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In another footnote to Rosie O'Donnell's troubled second stint on The View, a producer was terminated after firing off a "disrespectful" tirade at the star last month.

Jennifer Shepard-Brookman, who served as a senior producer on the ABC gabfest since 2007, exploded toward the star of the show "during a production meeting" in front of the whole staff shortly before O'Donnell, 52, left the show Feb. 12, insiders told the NY Post, leading to her termination last week.

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According to the insider, "Jennifer began mumbling behind Rosie, who told her, 'If you have something to say, say it to my face!' So Jennifer did — she laced into Rosie, and there was a shouting match," the insider said, adding that the producer was "loud, and profoundly and publicly disrespectful to Rosie."

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The diatribe, the insider said, "was so shocking, that Rosie and other members of staff told the HR department about Jennifer's behavior — she was suspended, and then she was fired."

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The insider said that Shepard-Brookman, 45, failed to "be mindful of her role and the pecking order" in the show business spectrum.

"Producers cannot be publicly disrespectful to the talent, no matter how much you disagree -- you have to know your place," the insider said.

O'Donnell's spokeswoman Cindi Berger kept things mum when asked about the skirmish.

"There are so many behind-the-scenes stories at 'The View,' this is yet another," she said.

O'Donnell wrapped up her second run on the show last month due to stress and personal issues.



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