Nearly a month after Kathy Griffin slammed her longtime nemesis and former boss Andy Cohen in an explosive, headline-making YouTube video, the comedian has taken to social media yet again to share more bombshell claims about Bravo’s head honcho. The 57-year-old — who is currently selling out comedy shows on her “Laugh Your Head Off” World Tour — shared a message via Twitter on Friday, Nov. 17, claiming that she had obtained a damaging letter from one of Andy’s alleged former lovers.
“Enjoy your morning tea. Prepare yourself for some of his transparent retaliation. Do you know me now b---h?” she wrote to her fans, clearly referencing Andy’s “I don’t know her” line to TMZ, which ultimately reignited their feud. Kathy also posted the supposed letter from a man named Forrest, in which the Watch What Happens Live host, 49, was accused of sexual assault and described as “a spoiled kid with a new toy.”
Morning kids… The Mayor of Zero Fucksville here.... pic.twitter.com/t0El5ndC5j— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) November 17, 2017
According to Forrest’s account, he met Andy in 1989 when the Real Housewives creator was visiting a mutual friend at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After a night of drinking, Forrest claimed Andy invited himself over to the college student’s apartment — where the alleged encounter took place.
“We didn’t talk for more than a few minutes, and suddenly without a word he pushed [me] down on my bed,” Forrest wrote. “It was much more gratifying for him than it was for me as the interaction seemed entirely directed toward him getting off.”
Though Forrest suggested Andy wasn’t great in bed — “By the way, Andy is a small guy, not just in height” — he did admit that he was “caught up by [Andy’s] confidence and apparent charms.” Forrest went on to say that Andy practically ignored him after their hookup. “So, it was clear to me that his interest in me was momentary,” he wrote. “When I saw him the next day, I got that vague-eyes off-kilter look and some noncommittal vague verbiage to go along with it. That same look he recently gave the reporter when he said he did not know Kathy.”
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Andy later insisted that his denial of knowing Kathy was just a joke, as he was quoting Mariah Carey’s infamous WWHL diss to pop rival Jennifer Lopez. As many are well aware, the two worked together for years on Kathy’s Emmy-winning Bravo reality series, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, which ran for six season from 2005 to 2010. In her initial YouTube video, titled "A Hell of a Story" and posted on Oct. 28, Kathy alleged that Andy treated her poorly during that time, and claimed that he offered her cocaine both times she appeared on his talk show. Andy — who said Kathy's first round of claims were "100% false and totally made up" — has yet to publicly respond to her latest allegations.
One day after posting Forrest’s story about Andy, Kathy filmed another YouTube video, in which she claimed that President Donald Trump put her on a “Hollywood blacklist” after she posed for a controversial photo with a fake severed head that bore a striking resemblance to the reality star-turned-politician this past May. Following major backlash, Kathy quickly apologized in a statement — but then retracted her apology in August, calling the “whole outrage B.S.”
“I’m getting a lot of online hate from trolls who think I’ve lost my mind. And I am admitting I lost my mind because it’s what made me a star in the first place," she said in the video titled "Kathy Griffin's State of the Union." "I'm fully in the middle of a blacklist, a Hollywood blacklist. It is real. I'm not booked on any talk shows. I'm selling tickets worldwide, which is really hard when you don't have any kind of a television platform and kind of nobody has your back.”
Despite her troubles, Kathy said that she is hoping women — and anyone else who’s ever felt marginalized — can learn from her experiences. "I just want you guys to know that when I get home I don't have one single day of paid work in front of me...my legal bills are through the roof,” she said. “I still say the end goal is for younger women and younger LGBT folks or disenfranchised people of any kind can watch me survive, and with a sense of humor.”