Joy Behar apologizes for calling Clinton accusers 'tramps'

Joy Behar, a co-host of ABC’s “The View,” on Tuesday apologized for calling the women who have accused former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonBuzzFeed story has more to say about media than the president Agency function is tied to how people feel about their job — that's bad news for USDA research 5 myths about William Barr MORE of rape and sexual assault “tramps.” 

“I want to apologize," Behar said Tuesday on the show. "I never, ever intend to belittle sexual assault and the women who are victims of it ever. ... I made a joke. ... I’m sorry.”

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During Monday’s episode of the show, Behar interjected when co-host Sunny Hostin said Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonConservatives pound BuzzFeed, media over Cohen report BuzzFeed story has more to say about media than the president Trump knocks BuzzFeed over Cohen report, points to Russia dossier MORE “missed the opportunity” during Sunday night's presidential debate with GOP nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpSunday shows preview: Shutdown negotiations continue after White House immigration proposal Rove warns Senate GOP: Don't put only focus on base Ann Coulter blasts Trump shutdown compromise: ‘We voted for Trump and got Jeb!’ MORE to address the allegations from Juanita Broaddrick, Paula Jones and Kathleen Willey.

“I would like to apologize to those tramps who have slept with my husband. Maybe should could have said that,” Behar said. 

Broaddrick responded Tuesday in a tweet.

Broaddrick, 73, accused Bill Clinton of raping her while he was Arkansas attorney general in 1978. He never faced charges.  

Jones and Willey accused Clinton of sexual harassment in the 1990s.   

Jones sued and then settled with Clinton out of court for $850,000. Wiley, who says Clinton groped her, was subpoenaed to testify in the case.