Asked by Howard Stern outright whether she was fired, specifically, Jenny gave a nebulous answer. “Yes and no,” she told the radio host. “I would call it: If I wanted to stay with Rosie and if I was a Republican I would still be there right now.”
She continued, “I’ll tell you something, Howard, it’s like halfway into it, around February, I went, ‘God, I’m not allowed to be the best of me here.'”
She added, “I feel like to have a voice, to be able to speak without having to interrupt people, it’s very difficult, and I don’t like doing it. It’s very uncomfortable, so I felt like, ‘You know what? Maybe this is just a stepping stone for me to go somewhere where I can be my full self.'”
At the time she was released from the show, Jenny suggested on Twitter that she walked following Sherri’s release. “If Sherri goes… I go too. #sisters” she tweeted.
Adding “My View will be changing too. As will with many hard working folks. Thanks to everyone at the show for your dedication and an amazing year.”
Following rumours that her contract negotiations broke down, Sherri tweeted that she’d left of her own volition, “The number 7 is God’s number of completion & after 7 seasons my time at The View is now complete!So grateful2 every1 4their love & support.”
Sherri added, “Incredibly grateful to my second mom @BarbaraJWalters for pushing me beyond my comfort zone – it’s been amazing doing it scared! #joy”.