Don’t expect a Kathy Griffin-Andy Cohen reconciliation anytime soon.
In a scathing interview with People Now, the comedienne had a major bone to pick with the Bravo star.
‘Andy Cohen treated me like a dog. He was one of the worst bosses I ever had,’ Kathy, 58, said.
‘He was one of the worst bosses I ever had’: Kathy Griffin had a bone to pick with her ex-boss, Andy Cohen (pictured 2013)
It was just a few years ago Kathy was a regularly featured star on Bravo.
From 2005 to 2010, she had her own Emmy-award winning reality series on Bravo, Kathy Griffin: My Lift On The D-List, followed by the eponymous talk show, Kathy, which was cancelled after two seasons in 2013.
Kathy said her talk show may have been perceived as competition for Andy’s series, Watch What Happens Live.
‘He decides the entire slate at Bravo, and yet he gave himself a talk show that magically gets renewed every year,’ she said.
‘He has not been very kind’: Griffin still has bad blood with Cohen (pictured May 2012)
It’s a hit! From 2005 to 2010, she had her own Emmy-award winning reality series on Bravo, Kathy Griffin: My Lift On The D-List
‘So you know, I had a talk show at Bravo for two years, and then it got cancelled and I thought, “Yeah I’m sure in a way it’s competition for Andy.” He has not been very kind.’
Andy, for his part, has accepted the demise of the friendship.
‘I’ve kind of moved on,’ Andy told The Hollywood Reporter in 2018 of Kathy. ‘She seems to hate my guts very strongly. And you know what, that’s her prerogative. Everybody can have someone they hate. If I’m that person for her, so be it.’
Old pals: Cohen, Cooper, Griffin, and journalist Gloria Steinem in 2013
Competition? Kathy said her talk show may have been perceived as competition for Andy’s series, Watch What Happens Live
Speaking up: Griffin had harsh things to say about her former boss, and was not holding her breath for a reunion with old friend Anderson Cooper (pictured July 15)
Andy became Kathy’s replacement on CNN’s New Year’s Eve special after she infamously posed with a fake severed head of Donald Trump, prompting the end of both business relationships and friendships for Kathy.
Among those former friends was Anderson Cooper, who hosted the CNN New Year’s Eve special with Kathy for eight years before their falling out.
Still, Kathy isn’t waiting on an olive branch from Anderson.
‘I just don’t think he’s wired that way,’ she explained when asked about a potential reconciliation with Anderson. ‘Jeff Zucker, he was my boss at NBC, and then when I was at CNN… I just think Jeff and Anderson, aren’t really those type of guys.’
‘After going through something like this, I’m done chasing people. I’m down to three friends on a good day.’
Not a happy New Year: Among those former friends was Anderson Cooper, who hosted the CNN New Year’s Eve special with Kathy for eight years before their falling out