Abducted Ohio women want apology from Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers
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Attorneys for two women held in a Cleveland home and abused for a decade say Joan Rivers should apologize for comparing living in her daughter's guest room with the captivity they experienced.

Rivers and her daughter were discussing their reality show Tuesday on NBC's ``Today'' show when she complained about her living arrangements, saying, ``Those women in the basement in Cleveland had more space.''

A Wednesday statement from attorneys for Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus calls Rivers' remark hurtful and shocking. The attorneys say the women have endured painful media attention and the comment is ``a new low'' that warrants an apology.

Rivers' publicist hasn't responded to messages seeking comment.

Berry, DeJesus and a third woman, Michelle Knight, escaped last year. Their kidnapper, Ariel Castro, hanged himself in prison.

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  1. ric posted on 04/24/2014 08:23 AM
    Why don't these old Hollywood has beens just shut up and retire. It's disgusting to look at her, Barbara Walters and others. A face can only get so many lifts before you start looking like a FREAK. Shut up and retire, you're not funny anymore.
    I really feel sorry for those Cleveland ladies, they're heroes.
  2. Internaut posted on 04/25/2014 12:50 AM
    I wouldn't use insults to some almost seniors like CJAD has done. No ones appearance should have nothing to do whether they need to apologize or not.

    I too was shocked at those horrible things the girls had to endure. But it just seems that too many people sue for the oddest things. I don't see any untoward comments to, or about the Cleveland ladies. The comment was not even directed at them. It was a cynical description of her daughter's guest room.

    I don't think Rivers intended for the off-the-cuff comment to be taken, or interpreted the wrong way, but sometimes when there can be a rewarding interpretation, it happens.

    How often, I wonder, have any readers here ever said, in humor, anything they wished they could take back. Probably a lot. I wonder how many were threatened with a law suit.

    If it was Rivers opinion in stating the comparison, then just how politically correct, nonjudgmental, tolerant, always thinking positive, and accepting do sheople have to be in order to avoid being slashed for what some feel is 'hurtful'?

    Yeppers,. It was a bad bit of attempted comedy by Rivers - but I don't think it's a reason to berate Rivers

    What! No one' s going to label Rivers a bully? I guess that's being saved for court,.

    Sheeee----ish!

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