"The View" Sorry For Rachel Uchitel 'Hooker' Remark

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

NEW YORK — The daytime talk show "The View" is apologizing for calling one of Tiger Woods' alleged girlfriends a "hooker."

In a statement Friday, the show said Joy Behar's (BAY' hahr) remark about Rachel Uchitel (YOO-kih-tehl) was a joke. But the show apologized for any hurt feelings or misimpressions.

Uchitel's lawyer, Gloria Allred, had demanded the apology. She said her client was upset by what she characterized as the "highly offensive" remark on Thursday's show.

Allred asked for an on-air retraction, but hasn't gotten it. Friday's episode of the talk show was taped before the apology was issued.