Andy Cohen may be a longtime LGBT advocate and personality, but he isn’t being embraced by the LGBT community during his feud with Kathy Griffin. First, let’s summarize the situation. As the Huffington Post reports, Cohen was very shady when asked (by TMZ) about taking over the New Year’s Eve spot Griffin once held with Anderson Cooper.
“Who? Who? I don’t know her,” he responded.
One day later, Kathy Griffin released a scathing 17-minute video with some juicy details about Mr. Cohen, whom she claims was an awful and mean boss. She also reveals that he was heavily into drugs and pushed them on his guests.
“Both times I did the show (Cohen’s talk show), Andy Cohen privately asked me in an office, in Embassy Row, if I wanted to do Blow.”
Griffin frustratingly adds that she thought Cohen was kidding the first time, but soon realized he wasn’t. According to the Miami Herald, Andy Cohen denies his past cocaine offers. He even indicated that he was “stunned” by the accusations. However, many LGBT followers on Twitter feel that Mr. Cohen just isn’t telling the truth.
Many LGBT websites that covered the story have shown more sympathy for Griffin than Cohen. After an article on Queerty was published, many have taken Griffin’s side.
“Good on Kathy for exposing that It known as Andy Cohen,” says Jaxton.
“Hell has no fury like a woman scorned, especially one with nothing to lose and everything to gain,” claims KM201, adding that he believes Griffin will have the last laugh on all those who ditched her.
Of course, Andy Cohen isn’t the only gay man who Griffin goes after. She saves some vitriol for TMZ‘s Harvey Levin as well.
Griffin, like others, claims that Levin is “in bed” with Donald Trump and his administration. She believes that he purposely targeted her (like he does other women) to get revenge on her Trump beheading photo. In the video, she plays a voicemail message from Levin that reveals his phone number.
“So, that’s his number. And I don’t have a minute to call him. Maybe you do,” she says, adding that because of Levin and TMZ, her mother and sister, who had absolutely nothing to do with the photo, were targeted with death threats.
Griffin also names off many women who she believes were complicit in not supporting her when it came to harassment from both Cohen and Levin. Although she believes her video will get her blacklisted from many jobs, Griffin believes that it’s important for women to speak up about what goes on behind the scenes.
There are some who think Griffin is exploiting real issues women face by trying to use the situation to fix her career. However, many believe that if others like Griffin keep speaking out, misogyny in the entertainment industry can finally become a thing of the past. What is your opinion on Griffin’s tape along with her claims? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.
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