According to Nuzzi, Lisa entertained the phone call for a bit and had a short conversation with the reporter. However, Nuzzi claims when Lisa ended the phone call she failed to properly hang up the device.
As a result, Nuzzi was able to hear Lisa immediately start ranting about the call to Dr. Oz who was right beside her. Nuzzi listened to the couple call her a "liar" and a "fucking girl reporter." They reportedly scrutinized a previous conversation Nuzzi had with the couple's friend Michelle Bouchard.
Nuzzi declined to provide further comment on the matter when reached by The Huffington Post. The incident is the latest slip-up for Dr. Oz as he continues his run for Senate in Pennsylvania. Many questioned why he decided to run in the state given he's lived in New Jersey the majority of his life.
In the past couple of weeks, Oz's past issues have resurfaced including his ties to Turkey and his past endorsement of wild medical claims.
Radar broke the story, Dr. Oz recently told a private crowd that he told Oprah to stay out of his run. We obtained audio of the event where he said, "I talked to Oprah, she's a friend. And we have friends with different perspectives. And we should! You don't wanna just be in a bubble with people who think exactly like you. That's pretty boring."
"I asked her to stay out. 'Don't support me because, if you get involved in any way, you'll get hurt. And I don't want my friends hurt,'" he said following a recent phone call.
Oprah defied her former employee's request and released a statement this week. "One of the great things about our democracy is that every citizen can decide to run for public office. Mehmet Oz has made that decision. And now it’s up to the residents of Pennsylvania to decide who will represent them," Oprah told New York Magazine.