Star Jones: Ann Coulter 'Would Probably Get The Beatdown' At My Women's Conference (VIDEO)

04/24/2013 11:59 am ET | Updated Jun 24, 2013

Star Jones, who is hosting the National Association of Professional Women's National Networking Conference this week, joined HuffPost Live Wednesday morning and responded to Ann Coulter's recent anti-Muslim comments, in which she said Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev's widow, Katherine Russell, "ought to be in prison for wearing a hijab."

Jones told HuffPost Live hosts Marc Lamont Hill and Alicia Menendez that she would open up one of the spots at her conference to Coulter, who "she described as "a woman that could benefit from networking with women who actually understand the concept that women are not a monolith."

When asked what would happen if Coulter did attend her conference, Jones said:

She would probably get the beatdown, and hopefully it would be a verbal beatdown so the women could explain to her that what makes America great is the diversity of our cultures and the meeting of different cultures together to form this one beautiful fabric.

Jones added that she is "ashamed" of Coulter's "totally racist" comments.

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