Hell hath no fury: Kathy Griffin is naming names in a new 17-minute YouTube video.
The video, posted earlier today, comes in response to a call she received from TMZ honcho Harvey Levin, whom she claims is “very much in bed” with Donald Trump. After sharing the voicemail and Levin’s phone number, Griffin explains that she has felt personally and unfairly targeted by Levin’s gossip site ever since she posed for a photo with a fake decapitated head of Trump.
Asked earlier this week about replacing Griffin on CNN’s New Year’s Eve Live with Anderson Cooper, Andy Cohen told TMZ, “Who? I don’t know her,” a reference to Mariah Carey’s infamous remark about not knowing Jennifer Lopez.
“Was my boss for 10 years,” Griffin later tweeted about the Bravo exec. “Treated me like a dog. Deeply misogynistic.”
In the new YouTube video, Griffin goes on to share a somewhat defamatory story about her experiences as a guest on Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live, which Cohen has since denied on Twitter. She also refers to Levin as “the gay male version of Kellyanne Conway.”
I am completely stunned by this story. It is 100% false and totally made up.
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) October 28, 2017
Griffin co-hosted New Year’s Eve Live with Cooper for 10 years, but CNN cut ties with the comedian in May following the Trump photo scandal. She previously called Cooper out at a recent AIDS benefit performance, where she shared a gay fan letter than referred to Cooper as “a fickle faggot.”
The YouTube video also calls out CNN president Jeff Zucker and the other Bravo executives who didn’t support her during her six-season run of My Life on the D-List and her short-lived stint on Fashion Police.
Griffin says she’s releasing the video, which she believes may be deleted, out of fear that she will be detained while out on her international tour because she remains under federal investigation.
“I’ve been detained alone at every single airport I’ve gone to,” says the comedian, who adds that her tour has been selling out and receiving standing ovations. “If I just don’t return, that’s why—because I took a picture of a mask with ketchup on it… All I want to do is do my job and make people laugh.”
Watch the video below.