As PEOPLE.com reported Tuesday night, Star Jones Reynolds did not return to work on The View Wednesday after being asked by ABC to stay away.
Barbara Walters, the show's creator, told PEOPLE on Tuesday that she felt "betrayed" by Reynolds's comments to the magazine. "My contract was not renewed for the tenth season," Reynolds told PEOPLE. "I feel like I was fired."
Reynolds added that she got the news her contract wouldn't be renewed just days before reports surfaced that Rosie O'Donnell – one of her most vocal critics – would be joining The View in the fall.