View host Sunny Hostin holds back tears as she opens up about her ‘worst nightmare’ on the live show
THE VIEW’s Sunny Hostin held back tears as she explained what would be one of her worst nightmares about her son in the wake of a recent tragedy.
On Monday’s episode of The View, panelists discussed the recent tragedy surrounding the death of Tire Nichols.
The 29-year-old was brutally beaten by five Memphis Police Department officers after he was stopped at a traffic stop.
Presenter Sunny Hostin admitted she did not see the bodycam footage of the horrific incident.
She admitted she didn’t watch because she “saw so many,” but looked visibly shaken as she continued.
“As a mother to a black son who is 6’1″ and 20 years old, my worst nightmare is probably what’s in this video,” Sunny said, barely holding back tears.
Sunny continued, “And there are studies that show that Black people who watch these videos constantly suffer from PTSD because of what’s called ‘linked destiny’ because we see our loved ones in the video.”
Sunny spoke with a trembling voice and tear-filled eyes.
“But I think there are people who need to see the video, those people who can decide that they’re not going to see it because they know that’s not going to happen to their kid.”
“These people need to look at it,” she insisted, “to get real police reform that would include personal liability for cops.”
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“What most people don’t know is that if something like this happens and a civil settlement is reached, we pay for that civil settlement,” Sunny explained. “It comes from taxpayers’ money. It doesn’t come from the police budget.”
“If that changes and we get some energy for this kind of reform, I think it will change,” the host concluded.
The other panelists watched solemnly.
FULLY BOOKED AND OCCUPIED
Last week, Sunny teased an upcoming project she’s working on outside of the talk show on social media.
In a post Sunny shared on her personal Twitter account, the presenter revealed that she would be releasing another novel.
The snap Sunny posted to her Twitter was an ad promoting her upcoming novel, Summer on Sag Harbor.
In the tweet, the 54-year-old shared a photo of her book cover with text above it, and read, “25% off your pre-order.”
Below the pictured book cover was text that read: “Today through Friday only at Barnes & Nobles, use code: PREORDER25.”
The media correspondent’s actual tweet reinforced the explanatory snap and encouraged fans to start their “summer reading” with their new novel.
“Get a head start on your summer reading list! Pre-order your copy of Summer on Sag Harbor between now and Friday exclusively @BNBuzz and receive 25% off with discount code ‘PREORDER25’.” Sunny wrote.
Back in December, the lawyer promoted her forthcoming novel in a post shared on Instagram.
For Instagram, the photo was just a picture of her book cover with the text, “Available May 2, 2023, pre-order now!” written above the image.
The TV personality explained in her caption that her new novel is the second in her book trilogy.
“May I present to you the cover of the next novel in my summer trilogy – Summer on Sag Harbor!” Sunny wrote.
“Sequel to my New York Times bestseller, Summer on the Bluffs, I’m thrilled to take you to the warm beaches of Sag Harbor for another #SummerWithSunny.”
“Pre-order now where books are available. Available May 2, 2023.”
Meanwhile, The View star Alyssa Farah Griffin was “more carefree” and “happier” on set without her rival Sunny Hostin as tensions between the co-stars escalated.
Alyssa, 33, joined The View in season 26 as a conservative host and often goes up against Democratic co-star Sunny.
The US Sun can exclusively reveal that Alyssa was more relaxed on the set of the January 19 episode as Sunny had a day off.
An eyewitness to the recording told The US Sun: “The atmosphere on set was a lot less tense when Sunny was gone. Alyssa seemed a lot more carefree and happier during commercial breaks.
“She was mostly joking and speaking to guest presenter Rachel Lindsay, but she had moments where she enjoyed conversations with Sara [Haines] and friends [Behar] to.
“Alyssa usually spends her breaks on the phone while her co-hosts chat.”
The US Sun previously reported from an eyewitness on taping in September: “As the first segment went into commercial break, Sunny looked away from Alyssa as the four women turned to Whoopi as they spoke.
“Alyssa stared at the women as they talked, but eventually she went to her phone and chatted with her makeup artist.”
Alyssa did the same during the other commercial breaks, as insiders said she checked her phone while her co-hosts spoke to each other.
The source added that Alyssa sometimes spoke to Sunny as the two women sat side by side on the panel.
The eyewitness continued, “Whenever Alyssa spoke on air, Joy would grimace and not hide her apparent contempt for Alyssa.”
https://www.the-sun.com/entertainment/7264303/the-view-sunny-hostin-tears-nightmare-tyre-nichols-video/ View host Sunny Hostin holds back tears as she opens up about her ‘worst nightmare’ on the live show