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.

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