Jessica Hahn and Barbara Walters mix it up on 'The View'
Jessica Hahn appeared on "The View" on Tuesday for their week-long "Where Are They Now?" segment and the guest was briefly scolded by Barbara Walters when she tried to compare her scandal with a moment from Walter's life.
Hahn is known for her sex scandal with televangelist Jim Bakker during the 1980s. Hahn claims she was raped during the encounter in 1980, while Bakker claimed it was consensual. Bakker resigned from his position as head of the PTL organization in 1987 after it was revealed that he was paying Hahn money to keep quiet about the encounter.
Co-host Sherri Shepherd tried to bring up Hahn's scandal by saying "your affair," which Hahn attempted to correct by saying, "Now, let me get this straight. This wasn't an affair."
She went on to address Walters saying, "In your book 'Audition' you had an affair with the senator." Hahn was referring to Walter's 2008 book in which she admitted to having an affair with Sen. Edward Brooke in the 1970s who was married at the time.
Walters quickly jumped in with "This is about you, my dear. This is not about me, OK?"
"I'm very happy to talk about my relationships, but this is about you," Walters added before asking "And where are we now?"
"Where we are now is that I had an encounter," Hahn said. "It was 15 minutes in a hotel."
Hahn then updated everyone else on her life since the scandal including how she overcame the death of her long time love Ron Leavitt, co-creator of "Married... with Children" who died of cancer in 2008.
Other guests set to make an appearance on "The View" segment this week include Paula Jones, John Bobbitt and Kato Kaelin.