Barbara Walters
U.S. President Barack Obama with the cast of "The View" in 2010. Barbara Walters, a co-creator of the program, announced her decision to leave the longtime ABC show earlier this year. Reuters

With several reports surfacing about how Barbara Walters treated her fellow hosts during her run on “The View” new audio has been released that shows the backstage reaction that Elisabeth Hasselbeck had to being scolded during a live taping of the show.

The audio was taken in 2006 as Hasselbeck stormed off the set of the show and continued to voice her grievances with Walters after a verbal exchange on air over the morning-after pill. Hasselbeck, clearly passionate about her stance on the issue, was cut off by Walter, who tells her in front of a live TV audience that she needs to calm down “and not go so crazy that you don't listen to anybody's opinion.”

Following the exchange between the two hosts, Hasselbeck rips up her notecards and storms off the set, where everything she says is being recorded as she continues to wear her mic. Talking to Joy Behar, another host of the show, Hasselbeck expresses how clearly angered and upset she is that Walters scolded her in front of America.

Hasselbeck tells Behar, “[Expletive] that! I’m not going to sit there and get reprimanded on the air! What the [expletive]? I don’t even swear. She has me swearing. This woman is driving me nuts!!”

The audio goes on with Hasselbeck refusing to come back on air after the commercial break and threatening to quit the show. She is coaxed by producers to go back on the air as they tell her she is a professional.

Hasselbeck does return to the show in the next segment with Walters by her side. Hasselbeck is visibly shaken up but goes on to hug Walters in what may be seen as a sign of forgiveness after the tense turn of events.

The audio was received by Variety and is featured in the book, “Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of ‘The View.’”