The comedienne is the target of a lawsuit filed by Jennifer Shepard-Bookman, a former senior producer on TV talk show The View.

In the lawsuit, Shepard-Bookman accuses O'Donnell of being a bully and getting her fired from the series following a dispute over coverage last year (14), according to New York Post gossip column Page Six.

She claims O'Donnell falsely accused her of leaking stories as revenge for the argument.

Shepard-Bookman is suing the star for defamation and filed the paperwork on Thursday (15Oct16) at Manhattan Supreme Court in New York City, but O'Donnell's lawyer, Nicolle Jacoby, has called the claims "baseless".