Watch Whoopi Goldberg Halt ‘The View’ To Scold Audience Member For Recording Show

UPDATE, with video: The View moderator Whoopi Goldberg abruptly stopped the panel’s Hot Topics discussion today to scold an audience member apparently recording the proceedings with a cellphone.

Getting up from her seat and walking to the side of the stage area, Goldberg sternly said, “Hold on a second. Sir, I have to stop you with the camera because I can see you. Do me a favor: Don’t pull it out again. I’d appreciate that. Thank you.”

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Watch the video above. The moment comes at the 3:00 mark.

The other co-hosts – Sara Haines, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin and Alyssa Farah Griffin – sat stone-faced and surprised during the interruption, which came during a discussion of Donald Trump’s latest legal problems. “What was he doing?” Behar asked quietly, with Haines responding, “Recording.”

The videotaping scofflaw was never shown on camera. The audience applauded Goldberg’s action.

Later during the Hot Topics segment, Goldberg appeared annoyed yet again when a producer apparently signaled her to stop a discussion to allow Hostin, the show’s legal expert, to read a legal note saying Trump has denied any wrongdoing. “I’m going to get to her,” the exasperated Goldberg said. “My God guys, I’m going to get to her. May I finish my point or you want me to just jump now?”

A chuckling Behar cracked, “Whoopi is not in the mood today for your shenanigans!”

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