If you believe what Rosie O’Donnell told the audience when she got up on a Manhattan comedy club stage earlier this week, the controversial comic didn’t voluntarily leave her seat at The View table last spring but was, instead, given the boot by co-host and producer Barbara Walters.

However, TV’s Extra is now reporting that Rosie’s rep is singing a completely different tune from her outspoken client. "Rosie wasn’t fired," the rep explains. "She was doing a comic bit."

Perhaps Rosie and her PR flack ought to get their stories straight.

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