Melissa Rivers accuses Kathy Griffin of tarnishing her mom’s legacy

Published On May 16, 2015 | By Keri | Entertainment News

Joan Rivers’ daughter, Melissa, has accused Kathy Griffin of tarnishing her mom’s legacy after abruptly quitting “Fashion Police.”

Regarding Griffin taking over River’s spot as host after the comedienne died, Melissa said, “I’m just going to say it wasn’t a match on a lot of levels. My biggest complaint was the feeling that she kind of s— all over my mother’s legacy in her statement on leaving.”

Griffin released a statement explaining the reason for leaving the show which said, “I do not want to use my comedy to contribute to a culture of unattainable perfectionism and intolerance towards difference.”

Melissa says that she realized Griffin’s diss wasn’t intentional “but that’s how I felt . . . by calling the comedy and the style of it old-fashioned. It was like, I understand what you were doing, you’re trying to save yourself, but don’t crap all over my mother to do it.”

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