Rosie O'Donnell Defends Chris Brown's 'GMA' Outburst
Rosie O'Donnell doesn't think Chris Brown was out of line for trashing his dressing room at Good Morning America last month.
"I don't know why this kid seems to be held to a different standard than anybody else," O'Donnell said on her Sirius XM radio show.
"I felt mildly angry at Robin Roberts," she continued of the anchor, who angered Brown by asking him about his 2009 assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna. "I felt like writing her and going: 'Can you take a look at this again and see if maybe you find -- in any way -- your responsibility in this?'"
She says she doesn't "blame him" for not going back on the show despite Roberts' invitation.
O'Donnell -- who will take over Oprah Winfrey's Chicago studio to launch her own talk show on OWN -- never mentioned Brown's relationship with Rihanna. But she did say she identified with him.
"Part of me wanted to take a chair and throw it through the window at The View after all that happened," she said of her troubled one-year stint as moderator of the ABC daytime show.
"But, you know, there are no windows down there in that rat-infested cellar. Remember that cellar we were in?" O'Donnell said to her radio producer.
"But you forget that the cellar was on the second floor," the producer said. "There was just no windows."
"There were no windows," O'Donnell repeated. "It was like a prison."