Kathy Griffin 'Sh*t All Over My Mother's Legacy,' Melissa Rivers Says

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Kathy Griffin, 'shit all over my mother's legacy,' Melissa Rivers said during a recent interview with Hoda Kotb at the 92nd Street Y.

Page Six reports that Melissa Rivers had maintained her dignity with regard to Kathy Griffin leaving Fashion Police--even after Griffin made a rather pompous-sounding statement about her departure.

“I do not want to use my comedy to contribute to a culture of unattainable perfectionism and intolerance towards difference," Kathy Griffin said in a statement via social media back in March.

“My biggest complaint was the feeling that she kind of s - - t all over my mother’s legacy in her statement on leaving. And I know that was not an intentional reading of it, 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," Melissa Rivers said.

Rivers says that despite Kathy Griffin leaving--as well as the fighting between Kelly Osbourne and Giuliana Rancic over Rancic’s inappropriate comment about Zendaya Coleman's dreadlocks, that Fashion Police will be back. It was her mother Joan Rivers' pet project. Rivers died back in September at the age of 81.

“We were a family, cast and crew . . . and we went back too soon. And just like a family, when the matriarch dies, the sisters started fighting; and someone tried to marry in — not a great match, live and learn. ‘Fashion Police’ was a little jewel and it was the last piece I had of my mother . . . I felt like all these people were so out of control, including the person who made the allegation about racism. They took the last thing I had and smashed it," Melissa Rivers said.

Do you think Kathy Griffin intended to shit all over Joan Rivers' legacy, or is Melissa Rivers still too tender over her mom's passing to see what was really going on?

Kimberly Ripley

Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and ‘Nana’ to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.