Griffin, 56, spoke directly into the camera as she made
multiple claims against Cohen.
“Both times I did the show, right before we went live, Andy
Cohen privately asked me in an office if I wanted to do blow,”
she alleged. “I’ve never had a drink in my life. You guys know
I’m no prude but I’m kind of like a straightedge, I thought he
was kidding the first time.”
The actress continued, “I was hoping he was kidding, the second
time I do the show, same thing. So once again we’re alone in an
office and he’s like, ‘Wanna do some coke?’ And I’m thinking,
‘He’s serious!’ Trust me, he’s going to say he’s kidding and
everything, no. He was asking me to do cocaine with him, that
made me very uncomfortable.”
I am completely stunned by this story. It is 100% false and
totally made up.
— Andy Cohen (@Andy)
October 28, 2017
Griffin added that Cohen was a “miserable boss” while her show,
My Life on the D-List, aired on Bravo for six seasons.
“The whole time I was working there, I didn’t know how Andy
Cohen wanted to be me … I didn’t know Andy Cohen was on the red
carpet, trying to be funny and asking questions on
BravoTV.com,” she said. “I didn’t know when they ended The
D List and I desperately wanted to do a talk show, Andy
Cohen would be the first television executive in the history of
television to give himself a talk show — which seems to get
picked up every season.”
Griffin retaliated on Twitter, pointing out that the stars have
known each other for years.
“Even when it’s on tape, there are doubters? He is NOT kidding
w paps. Was my boss for 10 years. Treated me like a dog. Deeply
misogynistic,” she wrote.
Cohen, 49, announced he’s joining longtime friend Anderson
Cooper on the broadcast earlier this month. Griffin co-hosted with the
venerated journalist for 10 years, but CNN cut ties with the
comedian in May after she posed for a photo
with a mask of President Donald Trump‘s bloodied head in her hand.
“People like Harvey Levin and Andy Cohen honestly just live to
take women down,” she said.