Rivers won’t apol­o­gize for ‘hurt­ful’ com­ment

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - ENTERTAINMENT -

CLEVE­LAND — Joan Rivers re­fuses to apol­o­gize for com­par­ing liv­ing in her daugh­ter’s guest room with the cap­tiv­ity of three women kid­napped in Cleve­land. Rivers and her daugh­ter dis­cussed their re­al­ity show Tues­day on NBC’s To­day show and she com­plained about her liv­ing ar­range­ments, say­ing, “Those women in the base­ment in Cleve­land had more space.” In a state­ment sent to The As­so­ci­ated Press by her pub­li­cist, Rivers says it was a joke she made as a co­me­dian. She says the women are free and people should move on. She says she’s “thrilled they are OK.” A state­ment from at­tor­neys for Amanda Berry and Gina DeJe­sus had called Rivers’ re­mark hurt­ful and said she should apol­o­gize. Berry, DeJe­sus and a third woman es­caped from kid­nap­per Ariel Castro’s home last year.

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