Melissa Rivers: Kathy Griffin S**t All Over My Mother's Legacy

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Obviously, there was some stuff going on behind-the-scenes at Fashion Police, which we saw a little bit of thanks to cryptic tweets, not-so-cryptic tweets and eventually, Kelly Osbourne and Kathy Griffin quitting the show.

During an event in New York City last night, executive producer Melissa Rivers sat down with Hoda Kotb and while the conversation was supposed to be about Melissa's new book about her mother, The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief, and Manipulation, Fashion Police did come up. And Melissa didn't hold back.

"It wasn't a match on a lot of levels," she started, obviously trying to be diplomatic about the subject. Then, she couldn't keep it in anymore. "My biggest complaint was that she kind of s**t all over my mother's legacy in her statement on leaving. And I know that was not an intentional reading of it, but that's how I felt."

"I understand what you're doing, you're trying to save yourself, but don't crap all over my mother," she continued.

You can read Kathy's full statement from her exit here, but this excerpt that might help explain what Melissa was talking about.

I thought that I could bring my brand of humor to Fashion Police so that beautiful people in beautiful dresses could be teased when appropriate. My brand of humor, while unrepentant and unafraid, is all about CONTEXT. There is plenty to make fun of in pop culture without bringing people's bodies into it. Again people ... context! Listen, I'm no saint – I'm a feminist AND a Gurrrrl who loves an offensive joke or a well-timed barb and you will find plenty in my repertoire. But I do not want to use my comedy to contribute to a culture of unattainable perfectionism and intolerance towards difference.

Kathy was asked what she thought of Melissa's comment and she had no comment. Hopefully they can just agree to disagree and put this all behind them. The last thing we'd want is for this to turn into a feud.
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