Behar Calls Innocent Lacrosse Players Part of 'Little White Boy's Club'

The co-hosts of "The View" offered their input on news of the dismissal of all charges against the three indicted Duke lacrosse players. After discussing Imus again, co-host Joy Behar labeled the innocent players as "a little white boy’s club" that is "in effect" at Duke.

"It's interesting that it comes at the time of the Duke rape case. The boys are off because the girl lied and she didn’t- wasn’t raped. However, it’s interesting to me that a little white boy's club was in effect in the Duke University situation too. You have a bunch of white boys sitting around with black girls, coming in and stripping. Alright, they didn't rape them, but-"

Guest co-host Rose McGowan likewise stated that they are the rich white boys she grew up resenting and "really hoped" they were guilty because they should "stand for all of them."After pleading with them not to sue her, Rose smeared the players claiming they "possibly" had "a long history of really inappropriate things" On that note, Elisabeth Hasselbeck chimed in to defend the three men. Joy Behar and Rose McGowan seemingly tried to recover with bizarre statements.

HASSELBECK: I think this is the danger in being accused of something when you're innocent. Because now things like this will stick with them. These are boys who also did sacrifice for their schools, and yes they also had a moment where they had strippers in. Is that the best thing you can do morally? Maybe not. But now being accused of this crime, which they are innocent of is completely painting them with a brush, which is so- it's awful for the rest of their lives. BEHAR: I agree with that. That’s true too. [Applause] HASSELBECK: It’s horrible.McGOWAN: And I think-BEHAR: You know what's great about this show? You can hold two thoughts that are antithetical at the same time. McGOWAN: I actually hold both of those thoughts. It’s one or the other. I've argued with myself about it.

Throughout the course of the discussion Rosie O’Donnell was unusually quiet. The transcript of the discussion is below.

JOY BEHAR: It's interesting that it comes at the time of the Duke rape case. The boys are off because the girl lied and she didn’t- wasn’t raped. However, it’s interesting to me that a little white boy's club was in effect in the Duke University situation too. You have a bunch of white boys sitting around with black girls, coming in and stripping. Alright, they didn't rape them, but- ROSE McGOWAN: They're gross. BEHAR: But they’re gross. And the same thing with Imus and his old boy's club. I mean old, okay?ROSIE O’DONNELL: Really old.BEHAR: Old white guys sitting around making comments about women. HASSELBECK: Did these boys specifically request-BEHAR: It's really got to stop, but I don't want to be the one to stop it. I want the market place to stop it. HASSELBECK: I, I hear you on that.BEHAR: In his case.HASSELBECK: Did those boys specifically request black female to come and strip for them? BEHAR: It doesn't matter. It’s still a stripper. I don’t care about color. [crosstalk] Those are white boys. That's a white boys club. HASSELBECK: I’m just trying to clarify because I-BEHAR: I'm not talking about- I know but I’m talking about that. I’m talking about the boys. They were all white boys weren't they? HASSELBECK: Yes. BEHAR: Okay, that’s all.ROSE McGOWAN: I think the reason the big prejudge went on there and I'm not saying that I, I'm not the only one, because every school I went to usually had -- I mean, you could just take those guys and make them a cookie cutter down the line and the girl version of them. I was usually persecuted by them or my friends were, and every single school I went to and I went to a lot. And I think it was very easy to look at them and think, you know, rich white kid who looks, you know, like the kind of guy who used to put me in a head lock on the way to gym class. And, I really actually was hope you’re guilty, because, you know, you should kind of stand for all of them. HASSELBECK: Why were you thinking that at the time? McGOWAN: I was assuming, and I think everybody else was, the reality is, a lot of times, you know, people get popped. Like, let’s say you get popped for stealing. How many times have you stolen before? I've actually never stolen. But let’s say a person gets, you know, caught for car theft.HASSELBECK: So you’re saying maybe not just, maybe just not this time?McGOWAN: I’m saying, I’m saying maybe they didn't rape this woman, but I would say there's probably definitely been with them, I would bet each and every one of them, please don't sue me, possibly a long history of really inappropriate things. BEHAR: You think so?HASSELBECK: I think this is the danger in being accused of something when you're innocent. Because now things like this will stick with them. These are boys who also did sacrifice for their schools, and yes they also had a moment where they had strippers in. Is that the best thing you can do morally? Maybe not. But now being accused of this crime, which they are innocent of is completely painting them with a brush, which is so- it's awful for the rest of their lives. BEHAR: I agree with that. That’s true too. [Applause] HASSELBECK: It’s horrible.McGOWAN: And I think-BEHAR: You know what's great about this show? You can hold two thoughts that are antithetical at the same time. McGOWAN: I actually hold both of those thoughts. It’s one or the other. I've argued with myself about it.