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Rosie O'Donnell Calls Brian Williams a 'Lance Armstrong Liar' Following Reporting Scandal

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Rosie O'Donnell had some choice words for Brian Williams following recent claims that he's lied in past news reports.

The comedian, who recently confirmed she's leaving 'The View' after splitting from wife Michelle rounds, likened her relationship issues to Brian's reporting controversy during an appearance at the Athena Film Festival in NYC on Saturday, Feb. 7.

Speaking to a woman in the audience, Rosie allegedly said, "I don't know who you are, but you may be my next wife."

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Brian in June 2008. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

"Maybe that's the problem in my relationships; I see someone I like and make sh** up like Brian Williams… I escaped 9/11 from the Twin Towers. No I didn't; I got mixed up. F***ing Lance Armstrong liar," she added.

That same day, Brian, 55, announced he's taking a brief hiatus from NBC as the network further investigates allegations that he embellished portions of his reporting experience during the Iraq war in 2003.

"In the midst of a career spent covering and consuming news, it has become painfully apparent to me that I am presently too much a part of the news, due to my actions," the journalist wrote in a staff memo on Feb. 7.

"I have decided to take myself off of my daily broadcast for the next several days, and Lester Holt has kindly agreed to sit in for me to allow us to adequately deal with this issue."

'Page Six' first reported this update.

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