Rosie's Writer Reportedly Defaces Hasselbeck Photos, Escorted From Building

May 25th, 2007 11:08 AM

Rosie O'Donnell's top writer, Janette Barber, was allegedly caught defacing and "drawing moustaches on photographs" of co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck "that hang in The View studios," reports The New York Post. Read here. ABC has confirmed that photos in the studios were defaced and that the matter is under investigation.

Barber, says The Post, is an "old friend" of Rosie's and worked with her on The Rosie O'Donnell Show. Rosie tore into Hasselbeck on Wednesday, May 23, in a spat over Rosie's comments comparing U.S. troops with terrorists. Rosie, a notorious leftist, did not appear on Thursday's edition of The View, which is co-produced and co-hosted by Barbara Walters.