Sunny Hostin claims ABC brass censored portions of her memoir

Sunny Hostin claims ABC brass censored portions of her memoir

ABC brass wanted passages about the network axed from “The View” co-host Sunny Hostin’s memoir, “I Am These Truths,” she claimed in an interview with Ronan Farrow.

“I was censored by ABC in writing the book … I did remove some passages … I think they were concerned about how it made the network look,” she said.

She added, “I think I was treated differently than a white woman would have been treated. I was given a dressing room on a different floor, and I noticed that other co-hosts who came on after I came on were given dressing rooms on the main floor with everyone else. And while that seems like a small thing, it’s those little indignities that make … you wonder, ‘Am I being crazy? Am I being sensitive? Am I playing the race card?’”

Hostin said she hired a lawyer because she feared retaliation. It was revealed this year that former ABC SVP of talent Barbara Fedida allegedly once referred to Hostin as “low-rent.” Hostin said that she learned that Fedida had “discriminated against” her after the book was finished. “So I chose to write a foreword … My employer didn’t know I was doing that, but I did it and it felt good to do it,” Hostin said.

Fedida hasn’t responded to Hostin specifically, but she has called a series of allegations of racial insensitivity leveled against her “incredibly misleading.”

ABC didn’t comment.

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