Joan Rivers Said What? Comedienne's Latest Scandal Gets Ariel Castro Kidnapping Victims Involved

People are once again outraged at something Joan Rivers said – what else is new? The 80-year-old comedienne tried to make a joke about the lack of space in her Malibu pad – except for some reason she decided it would be appropriate to make it at the expense of Ariel Castro’s victims. According to Rivers, the three women who were held against their will for a decade and repeatedly raped and abused, “had more space” and “got to live rent-free for more than a decade”. The shock comedienne made the original  inflammatory comment during her appearance on the Today show on Tuesday.

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Rivers doesn't see what the big deal is.

Then on Wednesday, speaking to TMZ, she dove even deeper into the controversy. “They got to live rent free for more than a decade,” a defiant 80-year-old Rivers told TMZ on Wednesday.

She also talked to the Cleveland Plain Dealer on Wednesday, excusing – note, not apologizing for – the joke. “There is nothing to apologize for. I made a joke. That’s what I do. Calm down. Calm f------ down. I’m a comedienne. They’re free, so let’s move on,” Rivers told the newspaper.

Maybe Rivers should rethink her position, however, since her comment offended the people that matter most in this situation – the victims themselves. Attorneys for two of Castro’s victims, freed May 6, 2013 – Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus - called the “unfortunate comparison” both “shocking and disappointing."

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Her excuse? She was just making a joke!

“Our clients are strong, private women who have endured unwanted and often painful media attention for quite some time,” lawyers James Wooley and Heather Kimmel wrote in a statement. “They now have to endure this, which is a new low, and we believe a sincere apology is warranted.”

Rivers, unbending, disagreed in her TMZ interview. “One of them has a book deal. Neither are in a psych ward. They’re OK,” she said, refusing to show any compassion. “I bet you within 3 years one of them will be on ‘Dancing with the Stars.’”

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