The Real Housewives of D.C. stopped by The View ... and from the get-go, the interview became awkwardly addicting. The heated drama went from the set ... to allegedly backstage.

Michaele Salahi, who has been referred to as the "White House Party Crasher," was there to promote the upcoming reality show with her other castmates, but talk quickly turned to that infamous day when Michaele and her husband Tareq managed to get close to President Obama at a White House party. Hosts Joy Behar and Sherri Shepherd certainly didn't hold back with the questioning ... accusing Salahi of not giving a direct answer to those questions.

During the View appearance, there was a moment where Whoopi Goldberg, who was not part of the interview at the time, came on set and touched Ms. Salahi ... a "touch" that Ms. Salahi claims was a bit more than that. ABC had this to say about her accusations:

    "At one point during Michaele Salahi's appearance on The View on Wednesday, Whoopi lightly touched Ms. Salahi to get her attention and said to her 'Excuse me, can you get back to the White House, please?', meaning could Ms. Salahi return to the original subject of the conversation. After the show, Ms. Salahi and her husband accused Whoopi of hitting Ms. Salahi. As the broadcast clearly shows, the accusation was completely unfounded and erroneous. After the show and after being told she was being accused of hitting Ms. Salahi, Whoopi proceeded to defend herself verbally from this baseless claim in a heated exchange with the Salahis."

Lisa Bloom, who represents the Salahis, called the View's treatment of her client "degrading" and "demeaning."

In a statement, Bloom says, "In advance of Michaele Salahi’s appearance on The View, the show was advised not to refer to Ms. Salahi as a “party crasher,” as that statement is false and defamatory. Nevertheless, she was called a “party crasher” at least five times on air, by my count, including by Joy Behar, Sherri Shepherd, and by the precorded male voice that announces the show."

Check out Lisa Bloom's entire statement, describing how Ms. Salahi was in tears, after the jump ...