Meghan McCain Is Leaking ‘The View’ Gossip for Sympathy, Says Insider
Meghan McCain has been a controversial figure on The View since she joined the show. The conservative voice calls herself a “hardcore Republican” and stands up for what she believes in. If there is one thing about McCain, it’s that she stands her ground in a panel that opposes her views. The show has been plagued with scandal and gossip revolving around McCain. An insider has alleged that it’s the political analyst herself that is leaking rumors to the press.
Abby Huntsman quits amidst rumors of ‘toxic workplace’
At the beginning of 2020, The View faced allegations that there was animosity in the group. All the rumors coincided with McCain taking an inexplicable day off in the middle of the week. The report stated that none of the women were talking to McCain, including Abby Huntsman.
“They aren’t speaking to each other. It’s been about a month. None of the ladies talk to Meghan now,” an inside source told Page Six. “Abby was the last woman standing. It’s bad. Meghan’s so rude.”
Days later, Huntsman announced she was leaving the daytime show to help her father’s political efforts in Utah. On her last day, the moderate Republican pointed to the rumors that had been written about the show.
“People go nuts with rumors on this show and this week has been no exception,” Huntsman said during her farewell. “I just want to be as clear as I possibly can, this has been a dream come true, this has been an incredible job, I do love everyone at this table.”
Huntsman continued: “I just want to make it as clear as day, with everything that has been written about this place. I am leaving so thankful for all the new friends that I have here, for the friends I had before and still have and for the opportunity because this place has changed my life for the better.”
Meghan McCain acknowledges feud
One of the rumors that turned out to be true was that Huntsman and McCain had a fight. During an interview on Watch What Happens Live, McCain finally addressed their issue.
“We did get in a fight, which is a very small fight and a friend-fight,” McCain confirmed. “All friendships have ups and downs and it was bizarre for me to have the fact that we got into one fight to be put under dissection in the media.”
Andy Cohen asked if McCain knew who the leaker was and the latter said, “I don’t know and I wish they would stop. I think we are working on a very intense show during intense times. I’m just trying to go in and do my job.”
Who is the leaker?
Fellow co-host Sunny Hostin addressed the leaker situation shortly after Huntsman left The View.
“I am over all the silly rumors about the drama,” the former prosecutor told Page Six. “We are not even talking about who is talking to Page Six because The View has been on for over 20 years and that has been happening for over 20 years.”
At one point, someone was trying to blame Hostin for all the leaks from the show. An executive producer from the talk show shut down those rumors fast.
“I don’t think Sunny is the leak. I don’t think anyone who is working on the show could be that overtly doing something that’s potentially problematic for their own careers,” senior executive producer Hilary Estey McLoughlin told Page Six back in July 2019.
A new report from Daily Mail is now suggesting that McCain is “back to her old ways of causing backstage drama.” They further allege that before Huntsman left, she told the rest of the ladies that McCain was “using her husband to plant stories about the show.”
“Abby told the ladies that Meghan loves playing the victim because she not only feels that it garners her sympathy as a hardcore conservative, but it deflects from people figuring out that she’s been the one manipulating everyone by leaking stories on the show all along,” the source told the publication.
For now, fans will remain in the dark about who is sharking the behind-the-scenes gossip. Maybe in a few years, someone will publish a book revealing all the dark secrets from the show.
The View airs weekdays at 11 a.m. ET and 10 a.m. CT/PT.