Kathy Griffin is not afraid to call it as she sees it, even if that means going after two of Hollywood’s biggest stars or the president of the United States himself.
Appearing on the Australian news program, “The Project”, the controversial comedian spoke out about Matt Damon and George Clooney’s recent claims that they did not know the extent of the allegations of sexual abuse and harassment against producer Harvey Weinstein.
“Really? No. I don’t think so – I can’t imagine those guys didn’t know,” Griffin said. “I knew, and I’m not even in the movie business.”
Griffin also talked about her own encounter with Weinstein. “One time Weinstein was sitting next to me and – I’m not hot enough to sexually assault – just know that’s his mindset,” she said. “I remember him bragging about his wife who worked for House of Balenciaga, and he said, ‘Maybe my wife could dress you sometime’ for the Emmys or something like that. I remember wondering if that was one of the ways he would ensnare some young actresses.”
The 56-year-old also pointed out that Weinstein is not an isolated case. “The white middle-aged guys who are truly running every network and studio in the United States all behave this way and everyone covers for them.”
In the same interview, Griffin also took aim at President Donald Trump, whom she referred to as “the accidental president.”
“I’m scared of that guy,” Griffin said of Trump. “I was under a two-month federal investigation for taking a picture of a mask. I’m excommunicated from my own country doing a world tour.”
Earlier this year, Griffin got in hot water over a photo in which she holds a fake severed head modelled to look like Trump.
“I am going to call him a moron and Nazi… Americans are skittish about calling him a Nazi but he is one,” Griffin continued. “There’s a Nazi in the Oval Office. He’s a big liar and everybody should get rid of him soon, not violently. Vote him out.”