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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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