October 30, 2014

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Joan Rivers refuses to apologize to women held captive

Joan Rivers, left, and daughter Melissa Rivers

Joan Rivers, left, and daughter Melissa Rivers

CLEVELAND (AP) — 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.”

Rivers tells The Plain Dealer in Cleveland that it was a joke she made as a comedienne. She says the women are free and people should move on. Her publicist confirmed Rivers commented to the newspaper but said Rivers couldn’t be reached Thursday.

A statement from attorneys for Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus called Rivers’ remark hurtful and said she should apologize.

Berry, DeJesus and a third woman escaped from kidnapper Ariel Castro’s home last year.


  • Paula Loos

    This does not surprise me. Joan Rivers is the least classy woman on TV. I don’t think she even likes herself, look at all her facial modifications. She’s still ugly, inside and out.

    • nomokids

      She should shrivel up and ….

  • Bob

    OH MAY GOD get over yourselves. It was a joke. Stop being so sensitive.

    • JustaTech

      There’s nothing funny about being held captive and repeatedly raped and beaten.

      • Bob

        And Joan River didn’t say anything about them being raped. She just mentioned that they had more room then she does. Now that’s a joke.

        Again stop being so sensitive.

        Lighten up Francis.

        • Kim

          If it upset the girls who were kidnapped then its wrong!!!!

          • Bob

            “A statement from ATTORNEYS for Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus called Rivers’ remark hurtful and said she should apologize.”

            Were does it say that the girls are upset. It says a statement from the ATTORNEYS not the girls. Sounds like it is coming from the attorneys NOT FROM THE GIRLS.

            I do feel sorry for what these women had to go through. But I refuse to spend the rest of theirs or my life feeling sorry for them.

            Again it was a joke so deal with it and move one. Just like the girls want to do.

          • Wheresmypocketprotector

            The synonym for hurtful is upset. Maybe you are the one who did not do your assignments.

            Additionally calm down, take some meds, as there is no need to yell, because according to you, “it was a joke.” Sheesh…

            Now clean and sterilize my pocket protector and kindly give it back.

        • Wheresmypocketprotector

          Insensitive is bringing up a horrifying ordeal those girls went through. Although reading your previous comments, I would have to say you have all the attributes of a troll.

          A better joke would be, “the room was so small that it reminded me of the Auschwitz crematory.”

          Now, that is funny especially coming from a Jewish lady…

          • Bob

            You don’t like what I have to say or how I say it. Then here is a novel idea.

            DO NOT READ MY COMMENTS.

            It is that simple. I thought people who wore pocket protectors are suppose to be smart. Guess you missed that part of the assignment.

            “the room was so small that it reminded me of the Auschwitz crematory.”

            Now, that is funny especially coming from a Jewish lady…

            So what you are saying is. If one of the girls would have said what Joan Rivers said, then it would have been OK ?? What exactly is the difference?? It is still the same joke. Just being said by someone else.

            It is still the insensitive joke you all say it is. But according to you . It’s Ok if someone involved said it.

            Again what is the difference??

          • Bob

            Oh yeah and as for bringing up the horrifying ordeal.

            Every time I turn around there is another story about these girls in the news. I bet if you talk to them. They would probably want the media to STOP bringing it up.

            But hey let’s focus on what an out of date comedian said. Joan Rivers hasn’t been relevant for about 15 years now.

            “You can’t have your ice cream and eat it too”

          • Wheresmypocketprotector

            Cite your sources on your the most recent article…

  • nomokids

    Let’s suggest that Ugly Joan makes jokes about the holocaust and see if its funny! If a joke can’t be funny to everyone in the audience, don’t tell it. She has lost her comedic integrity decades ago. Let’s see if the car maker drops her sponsorship! She is a sick sick person.

    • unclewicked

      “If a joke can’t be funny to everyone in the audience, don’t tell it.”

      Is that why you scan the room for “Negros” before telling jokes, you politically correct tight azz?

      That said… I’d love to see Donnie Trump’s jet crash into a taxi carrying Rivers and her demented daughter, just so that right minded comics can make jokes comparing her to 9-11 victims.

    • Joe Smith

      Google the words ” Joan Rivers holocaust joke” You will see she already has

  • Sis Delish

    “A statement from attorneys for Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus called Rivers’ remark hurtful and said she should apologize.”

    Attorney’s for Berry, et al should apologize for not allowing their little cash machines speak for themselves…in my Opinion.

    • Sean MacNair

      “their little cash machines”?

      A**hole. But you don’t have the guts to include your real name, so no one should take you seriously anyway.

      • Sis Delish

        Certainly, you don’t believe “the attorneys” for Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus are working, for example, like your Avatar, Pro Bono, do you?

        As for your complimenting style, the attorneys are not described by their “real names”, you are not represented by your “real photo”, and the rest you can figure out all by your super intelligent self.

        And, for a dollop of icing on the top… If the little cash machines had an opinion, why not allow them to voice it directly in their real voices, in their real words, in their real world, rather than thru some faux victims a.k.a. “attorneys” looking to add to their ATM withdrawal limits.

  • Joe Smith

    More PC garbage

  • onesears

    Shes a damn comic! If you don’t like her jokes, don’t listen. Who cares what she says anyway, kinda a freedom of speech thing. This whole political correctness is going too far.

    • Bob

      I know right. It had gotten way out out hand. Here my political correctness.

      KISS MY POTATO EATING WHISKEY DRINKING IRISH BUTT..

      • silkskin1960

        lolol

    • Wheresmypocketprotector

      She may be a “damn comic” but did you ever think about that sounds, smells, sounds can set this women off to think about their captivity for ten years? Interestingly she does not bring up the holocaust in her jokes, though that would be funny huh? What an insensitive m0r0n.

      • Joe Smith

        You might want to Google the words ” Joan Rivers holocaust joke”
        You will find out you are wrong

  • unclewicked

    “A statement from attorneys for Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus called Rivers’ remark hurtful and said she should apologize.”

    Now that’s something to be sad about.

    I thought those ladies were made of stronger stuff.

    Evidently being chained to cage for years can be more character building than associating with greedy lawyers.

    • nomokids

      Those ladies have demonstrated more class than you will ever. It’s not about what they’re made of…its about being respectful. Ugly Joan wouldn’t have made it out alive under those circumstances.

      And I’m still laughing from your deleted comment. Laughing because I don’t have to scan a room to judge the audience. I wouldn’t tell a joke of color in any crowd. Period. One never knows who or how someone else is connected to the butt of a joke nowadays.

  • Sis Delish

    Its a good thing Don Rickles hasn’t weighed-in yet… today’s spoon-fed lefties would be wearing their little thumbs off in response..

  • golfingirl

    Joan Rivers has had so much surgery trying to look younger than her age, that now, she doesn’t even look like her species.

  • SniperFire

    Bad joke. Quit being such whiney beyotches, America.

  • Julie

    Joan’s true colors showing….she does not look good in black, either~

    • Guest

      ..

    • Sis Delish

      What color is that, Jew yellow?

      • Sis Delish

        Sis Delish with the Jew Yellow Avatar is a Identitiy Thief.

        Keep it up, Mark Marcie or Alan Pugh both of you are real quality.

  • golfdude

    Golfgirl, Is your mouth sore in the morning? You sure do talk alot, bet your boyfriend appreciates when your posting all day to give him a break. Where are your ti tties? In your other shirt?

  • SniperFire

    Her career is going the way of the Titanic.

    Oh wait. Get the lawyers. I just offended all of those people who died in the disaster.

    Thought police is Stalinism.

  • tommy

    thats funny she can use a boo b job fer sure. Stap from her bag must be pulling em back

  • Simon Jester

    That’s one powerful ugly broad.

    And she’s not funny.

    • SniperFire

      One more face lift and she’ll have a beard.

  • Wheresmypocketprotector

    Her refusal only makes the joke sound intentional.

  • Jamie Smith

    JOAN IS A “PUKE” AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN !!! SIMPLE AS THAT……

  • DonMega

    Is she still alive she has to be 200yrs old.

  • Larry Crnobrnja

    Just imagine the outrage if a Republican made that statement.

    • Scout

      Agreed… drawn and quartered.

  • Scout

    Apparently her star is waning and she has to do something to draw attention to their show… how sad. She has gone completely over the edge .

  • Curious

    “Berry, DeJesus and a third woman escaped from kidnapper Ariel Castro’s home last year.”
    I am in no way trying to take away from what Amanda and Gina went through but Michelle Knight went through the same if not more that what they went through. Why is she always left out? She was the silent sufferer long enough, give this brave woman a voice as well!

    • Scout

      Amen to that.

  • guest

    interesting gina and Amanda keep getting attention in anyway but what about michelle? third woman?fucking really? they know what her name is and I don’t see how Amanda and gina are any better then michelle.she went through the same nightmare and I rarely see her get the respect she deserves.i just think its horribly rude and heartless “a third woman.” like they don’t know who she is.damn.

  • Eric

    stfu