Andy Cohen says he’s “fully shocked” by Kathy Griffin‘s claims that the speak present host supplied her medication on a number of events.
Cohen responded to a 17-minute lengthy video titled Kathy Griffin: A Hell of a Story through which the comic claimed he requested her if she wished to do cocaine earlier than appearances on Watch Occurs Reside with Andy Cohen.
“I’m fully shocked by this story. It’s 100% false and completely made up,” he tweeted Saturday, the identical day the video was posted.
Griffin, 56, spoke straight into the digicam as she made a number of claims towards Cohen.
“Each instances I did the present, proper earlier than we went reside, Andy Cohen privately requested me in an workplace if I wished to do blow,” she alleged. “I’ve by no means had a drink in my life. You guys know I’m no prude however I’m type of like a straightedge, I believed he was kidding the primary time.”
The actress continued, “I hoped he was kidding, the second time I do the present, identical factor. So as soon as once more we’re alone in an workplace and he’s like, ‘Wanna do some coke?’ And I’m considering, ‘He’s critical!’ Belief me, he’s going to say he’s kidding and every thing, no. He was asking me to do cocaine with him, that made me very uncomfortable.”
I’m fully shocked by this story. It’s 100% false and completely made up.
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) October 28, 2017
Griffin added that Cohen was a “depressing boss” whereas her present, My Life on the D-Record, aired on Bravo for six seasons.
“The entire time I used to be working there, I didn’t understand how Andy Cohen wished to be me … I didn’t know Andy Cohen was on the purple carpet, making an attempt to be humorous and asking questions on BravoTV.com,” she mentioned. “I didn’t know after they ended The D Record and I desperately wished to do a chat present, Andy Cohen can be the primary tv government within the historical past of tv to provide himself a chat present — which appears to get picked up each season.”
The video comes after Cohen pretended he didn’t know the comic. Requested about changing Griffin on CNN’s New Yr’s Eve Reside, Cohen smiled and informed TMZ, “Who? I don’t know her.”
The jab is a reference to Mariah Carey‘s notorious comment about not realizing Jennifer Lopez — “apparently I’m forgetful,” she quipped to Cohen on Watch What Occurs Reside in 2016.
Griffin retaliated on Twitter, stating that the celebrities have identified one another for years.
“Even when it’s on tape, there are doubters? He’s NOT kidding w paps. Was my boss for 10 years. Handled me like a canine. Deeply misogynistic,” she wrote.
Cohen, 49, introduced he’s becoming a member of longtime good friend Anderson Cooper on the published earlier this month. Griffin co-hosted with the honored journalist for 10 years, however CNN minimize ties with the comic in Could after she posed for a photograph with a masks of President Donald Trump‘s bloodied head in her hand.
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In her video, Griffin additionally took purpose at TMZ founder Harvey Levin, accusing him of being complicit in quieting scandals surrounding Harvey Weinstein. She additionally gave out Levin’s telephone quantity, claiming he reported each canceled present following her Trump picture whereas she and her household obtained demise threats.
“Folks like Harvey Levin and Andy Cohen truthfully simply reside to take girls down,” she mentioned.