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Ohio women held captive seek Joan Rivers' apology



CLEVELAND (AP) - 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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xrainedropsx April 23 2014 at 7:25 PM

What is wrong with this woman? It's like she has nothing nice to say about anyone.

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andrewadp69 xrainedropsx April 23 2014 at 7:31 PM

get over it

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thedoo319 April 23 2014 at 8:04 PM

she said last week she'll never apologize for anything. but some things should NEVER be in a joke. losing your childhood, being locked up like an animal, being abused ,tortured andraped is NOT ONE OF THEM.

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clay4racin April 23 2014 at 8:09 PM

she methecase and c

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Thomas April 23 2014 at 8:11 PM

Joan has lots of class, mostly low.

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ohioh111b111y April 23 2014 at 8:14 PM

Joan, I like you but this joke was in poor taste.
Be the stellar person we know you to be and PLEASE apologize.
If not, the media, twitter, youtube, facebook and all the others will boycott you and take away your money. Its happened to a couple in the last few years. In fact: your line on QVC will probably take a BIG LOSS soon.

thinkaboutit. Only a fool doesnt apologize and when they have stepped out of line.
youre no fool.

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Linda ohioh111b111y April 23 2014 at 8:19 PM

Maybe all of those face lifts killed all of her brain cells. She should apoligize in public. I have never liked her anyway, but this is a terrible thing to say, those women went through hell and back,

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carolnscha April 23 2014 at 8:38 PM

I'm ashamed we are living in such a tasteless society.

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Liebchken April 23 2014 at 8:38 PM

Joan Rivers is desperate to be relevant so she stoops to shock humor.

Retire. You're desperate for attention and not funny anymore.

Get a life...away from the cameras.

Maybe if a lawsuit opens her wallet, she'll wake up to the reality that nobody's laughing.

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Tuhloola11 Liebchken April 23 2014 at 8:50 PM

Not true that "nobody's laughing". The ratings for her show with Mellissa are through the roof ! Guess that means that a LOT of people are laughing.

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Scott Tuhloola11 April 23 2014 at 8:56 PM

That shows what this country watches on tv, GARBAGE!! the Kardashians and Joan Rivers! They are laughing all the way to the bank because FOOLS watch that GARBAGE!!

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gardenwildrose April 23 2014 at 8:39 PM

Joan River lacks class what do you expect!

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elnpet April 23 2014 at 8:43 PM

Well Joan rivers is just crude any ways. Never watch her.

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porterscottages April 23 2014 at 8:44 PM

too soon--not funny. i am sure joan rivers might take offense to hitler jokes directed at her --she should show some sympathy here. not funny--not funny at all joan.

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