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Geraldo Rivera reveals he had a 'toxic relationship' with 'Five Five' co-stars before being fired

Geraldo Rivera opens up about his recent departure from Fox News and relationship with another actor The “toxic relationship” fivesome

played a role in his sacking.

Last month, word emerged that Rivera would be

leaving the afternoon group showcase . But the following week, he revealed on Twitter that after being fired), he effectively quit his job at Fox News . Five people.

Appears Thursday on

The View , Rivera did not disclose with whom he “had a bad relationship,” but when asked if he thought it was unfair that personal issues with colleagues on the show caused him to quit, he replied Said: “Of course.”

“I also think it is very unfair that I have not been judged objectively in our disputes and that he has always been favored,” he explained. “I was the one who… got suspended three times. I was scheduled to play two or three times a week, then once a fortnight, then once a month, then disappeared and was banned on the last day I was supposed to continue playing. Canceled. So, I’m really mad.”


The View united When prompted by host Joy Behar, Rivera did go on to confirm that he was referring to a male actor in “The Five” and not Jeanine Pirro, adding, “I love Jenny.”

The Fox News afternoon panel features rotating co-hosts from across Fox’s lineup, including Pirro, Jesse Waters, Dana Perino and Greg Gu Tefield. Rivera will appear in rotation as liberal co-host.

But in the end, he said, “Everything happened. Now I’m not mad at anyone anymore. Now I’m a free man.”

Earlier, in a talk with The View

, Rivera also detailed how he ultimately decided to leave the entire network .

“I got a call from two female executives who said, ‘You’re shutting down the fivesome , but there are plenty of other things you can do,” he recalls. “I had a year and a half left on my contract. I said, ‘Okay, forget it, if you fire me from the number one show, I’m out.’ That’s basically what happened.”

He continued, “They were very kind to me during this period, in the days leading up to my last day of work. … They were very kind, remember All the things we did together years ago.”

When asked why they didn’t just make another show for him, Rivera added, “I guess they could,” but he doesn’t feel his “ideology Fits “Fox” no more.

Rivera previously told

Associated Press Friction in front of and behind camera on Fox News team show.

“Tensions are rising beyond The scope of editorial disagreement and personal annoyance and complaints,” he told the outlet in June. “It just wasn’t worth it to me. “

The Hollywood Reporter has reached out to Fox News for comment.

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