Kathy Griffin ripped into her former boss Andy Cohen and TMZ’s Harvey Levin in a 17-minute long YouTube video uploaded on Saturday.
“People like Andy Cohen and Harvey Levin honestly live to take women down,” Griffin says in the video.
Griffin accuses Cohen of offering her cocaine before interviews on his late-night talk show, “What What Happens Live.” She also claims Cohen, who was head of development at Bravo at the time, was difficult to work with for her reality series, “My Life on the D-List.”
“The whole time I was working [at Bravo], I didn’t know how Andy Cohen wanted to be me,” Griffin says. “I didn’t know when they ended ‘The D List’ and I desperately wanted to do a talk show, Andy Cohen would be the first television executive in the history of television to give himself a talk-show. Which seems to get picked up every season.”
Cohen responded to Griffin’s video tweeting, “I am completely stunned by this story. It is 100% false and totally made up.”
I am completely stunned by this story. It is 100% false and totally made up.
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) October 28, 2017
Griffin also attacks Levin by playing a voice message he left for her on speaker, which includes his phone number.
“I don’t have a minute to call him, but maybe you do,” Griffin says.
She blames Levin and TMZ for fueling negative stories about her following her controversial, severed Trump head photo shoot.
“My mom got death threats at her retirement village and my sister, while she was dying of cancer, got death threats at her apartment,” Griffin says.
“They have done hit pieces on me to the point where it’s actually affected my career. Harvey Levin, have you ever done anything honorable, ever?” she continues.
The hits at Cohen and Levin come on the heels of an on-the-street interview TMZ posted of Cohen being asked if he’s talked to Griffin since taking over her spot as co-host of CNN’S New Year’s Eve special with Anderson Cooper.
“I don’t know her,” Cohen says in a nod to Mariah Carey’s infamous quote about Jennifer Lopez.
Andy Cohen, who worked closely with Kathy Griffin at Bravo for years, pretends he doesn’t know who she is when asked by TMZ. pic.twitter.com/kF0Cs7CVRU
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) October 27, 2017
“Even when it’s on tape, there are doubters? He is NOT kidding w paps. Was my boss for 10 years. Treated me like a dog. Deeply misogynistic,” Griffin tweeted at the time.
Even when it’s on tape, there are doubters? He is NOT kidding w paps. Was my boss for 10 years. Treated me like a dog. Deeply misogynistic https://t.co/geqFsLtWy1
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) October 27, 2017