Two days after walking out of an interview on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight,” former U.S. Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell explained why on “Today.”
“I wanted to stop that borderline sexual harassment,” she tells NBC’s Savannah Guthrie on Friday (Aug. 19). “He was being inappropriate and wasn’t stopping.”
During the Aug. 17 interview, the CNN host asked O’Donnell questions on a variety of topics raised in her book “Troublemaker,” including her thoughts on masturbation and the military’s Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell policy. O’Donnell finally had enough when Morgan asked her about gay marriage, and she walked off.
“I’m not being weird, you’re being a little rude,” she told Morgan before leaving the set.
O’Donnell explains to Guthrie that Morgan was engaging in a “very inappropriate, creepy line of questioning,” and that’s why she ultimately left.
O’Donnell has a controversial history including her notorious campaign ad with the opening line “I’m not a witch” — referring to a 1999 appearance on “Politically Incorrect” when she admitted she’d “dabbled” in witchcraft. In 1996, She also appeared on MTV’s “Sex in the ’90s” and discussed anti-masturbation stance.
As for Morgan, he told “Access Hollywood” he felt he was in the right. “It was a bizarre situation where I was asking her what I thought was a perfectly valid question,” he said.
Here’s the video from “Today.”