CNN reports explosive new details about Joan Rivers' death that, if true, could be damning

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 04: Atmosphere of Yorkville Endoscopy Offices on September 4, 2014 in New York City. Joan Rivers passed away on September 4, 2014 after suffering respiratory and cardiac arrest during vocal cord surgery on August 28, 2014. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 04: Atmosphere of Yorkville Endoscopy Offices on September 4, 2014 in New York City. Joan Rivers passed away on September 4, 2014 after suffering respiratory and cardiac arrest during vocal cord surgery on August 28, 2014. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images)
Guests gather outside after a funeral service for comedienne Joan Rivers at Temple Emanu-El on Sunday, September 7, 2014 in New York, N.Y. Rivers, who was taken off life support Thursday, was rushed to The Mount Sinai Hospital on Aug. 28 after going into cardiac and respiratory arrest during an endoscopic procedure at Yorkville Endoscopy Center. (Photo By: James Keivom/NY Daily News via Getty Images)
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By MEGAN ROSS
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While the world continues to mourn comedienne Joan Rivers, CNN is revealing shocking new information about what may have happened inside Joan's procedure room at Yorkville Endoscopy clinic on Aug. 28.

CNN reports that a "staff member" at Yorkville Endoscopy, where Joan went into cardiac arrest, "told investigators that the doctor, who has not been publicly identified, took a selfie photo in the procedure room while Rivers was under anesthesia."

The CNN report also says that Joan's scheduled Yorkville Endoscopy doctor, Dr. Lawrence Cohen, performed his procedure first. Then, a person the source called Joan's "personal ear-nose-throat physician" performed a biopsy on her vocal cords after, when the ear, nose and throat doctor snapped the alleged selfie.

On Sept. 12, ABC News reported that Dr. Lawrence Cohen was no longer with the medial center.

Joan Rivers' Doc Allegedly Took Selfie While She Was Under

"The gastroenterologist who performed the endoscopy on Joan Rivers is no longer performing procedures at the facility where the comedienne and actress went into cardiac arrest," ABC News said. "Dr. Lawrence Cohen, the medical director of the facility, was asked to leave Yorkville Endoscopy and has since stepped down."

Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with Joan's loved ones during this difficult time.

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In 1969, American comedian Joan Rivers laughs while hosting the television program 'That Show'. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images)
Joan Rivers and Show Girls during 'Best of Vegas' Awards at Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Joan Rivers on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Comedienne Joan Rivers, in a denim jacket, with her dog Spike at a press conference to announce that she is the new No Excuses jeans girl. (Photo by Time Life Pictures/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
American comedienne television and radio presenter Joan Rivers, early 1990s. (Photo by Terry O'Neill/Getty Images)
Grand Marshall Joan Rivers at the Winterfest Boat Parade on December 12, 1991 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Manny Hernandez/GettyImages)
American comedienne television and radio presenter Joan Rivers, with a doorman at the Ritz Hotel, London, early 1990s. (Photo by Terry O'Neill/Getty Images)
Comedienne and television personality Joan Rivers attends a benefit at Sotheby's, NYC, 1998. (Photo by Rose Hartman/Getty Images)
Joan Rivers, right, and daughter Melissa, of E! Television, wait for stars to arrive on the red carpet for the Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California January 20, 2002. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Joan Rivers, Host E! Entertainment Live from the Red Carpet and Fashion Police attends the 76th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater on February 29, 2004 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)

Joan and Melissa Rivers at 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, The Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA, September 18, 2005 (Image Credit: shutterstock)

Joan and Melissa Rivers at the 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. January 16, 2006 Beverly Hills, CA 2006 Paul Smith / Featureflash (Image Credit: shutterstock)
Joan Rivers during 2007 British Academy Television Awards - Red Carpet Arrivals at London Palladium in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/WireImage)
Joan Rivers and Kathy Griffin arrive on the red carpet of The Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers at CBS Studios - Radford on July 26, 2009 in Studio City, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/WireImage)
TV personalities Melissa Rivers (L) and Joan Rivers arrive at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons honoring L.A. Reid held at The Beverly Hilton on February 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
Comedian Joan Rivers attends Global Green USA's 11th Annual Pre-Oscar party at Avalon on February 26, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for Global Green)
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