Star Jones is speaking out against broadcast journalist Barbara Walters
for including her in her new memoir, Audition, reports.

the book, Walters claims Jones forced her to lie about her gastric
bypass surgery on the talk show The View. Walters also reveals she had
an affair with then-married Sen. Edward Brooke during the 1970s.

Jones has something to say about it.

is a sad day when an icon like Barbara Walters, in the sunset of her
life, is reduced to publicly branding herself as an adulterer,
humiliating an innocent family with accounts of her illicit affair and
speaking negatively against me all for the sake of selling a book,”
Jones says. “It speaks to her true character.”