"I wanted to go out on my own terms," said Star Jones on leaving The View.

Derrick Bryson Taylor
Feb, 22, 2012

Today, Star Jones returned to The View six years after she was fired from her position on the popular talk show, according to People.

Appearing in a red dress, Jones told the ladies, "It was ugly. Everything. It was a bad emotional time. Nasty things were being said in the media."

"I wanted to go out on my own terms so that if I walked back here I'd feel good about it," said Jones about her dismissal. "I had eight fantastic years here. One was 'eh.' I came back to congratulate you on all you accomplished. I hope you congratulate me on what I accomplished."

Next, the ladies talked about Jones' then secret 2003 gastric bypass surgery resulting in a 160 lb. weight loss. "We tried to protect you. We were told, 'Don't say it was gastric [bypass]. Say it was pilates and portion control,'" said Joy Behar. "You are a skinny bitch. Congratulations."

Barbara Walters chimed in, "We did lie for you!"

"Who cares? I look good," Jones concluded.