'View' to Uchitel: Sorry 'Bout that Hooker Thing

12/11/2009 3:00 PM PST
The women of "The View" have caved to the mighty Gloria Allred -- because one day after Allred threatened to sue 'em for calling Rachel Uchitel a "hooker," The View has issued an apology.

A rep for the show tells TMZ: "Joy Behar made a play on Ms. Uchitel's name. This was intended as a joke. We sincerely apologize for the choice of words and for any misimpression the joke may have created."

The play on words: Joy saying "Yeah, you-ka-tell she's a hooker."