"You shouldn't out someone when they're alive and you shouldn't out them when they're dead," says Elisabeth Hasselbeck, while discussing a new book about the secret sex lives of celebrities on ABC's The View.
Hasselbeck, Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, and Joy Behar share their varying opinions on a memoir by 88-year-old Scotty Bowers titled Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars. In the book, which will be published February 14, Bowers details a type of prostitution ring he ran in mid-20th-century Hollywood, providing same-sex liaisons for some celebrities long rumored to be secretly gay (and some confirmed to be), including actors Cary Grant, Spencer Tracy, Rock Hudson, and Katharine Hepburn, and director George Cukor.
Joy Behar, of course, puts it in simple terms, saying, "According to this guy, Katharine Hepburn [expletive] more women than Tiger Woods."
"It's not a bad thing to be gay," Behar adds. "I'm not speaking for the gay community, but I assume that some of them appreciate the fact that someone like Cary Grant was in fact gay." Goldberg interrupts to say, "If it ain't you, don't speak on it ... it's none of your damn business."
In an interview with The New York Times, Bowers says, "I've kept silent all these years because I didn't want to hurt any of these people. And I never saw the fascination. So they liked sex how they liked it. Who cares?"