LATEST: Jerry Lewis' spokeswoman has hit out at bosses on U.S. TV show ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, accusing of them of taking the comedian's comments about MERV GRIFFIN out of context.
Speaking on the show, Lewis said TV star Griffin "deserved to die" from prostate cancer earlier this month (Aug07) because he had failed to seek treatment for the disease.
But his representative Claudia Stabile Marghilano claims show bosses made Lewis "look like a schmuck".
She says, "All he meant was that Merv neglected his care of prostate cancer. Jerry loved Merv, he adored Merv.
"They make Jerry look like a schmuck. Give Jerry an hour and he's going to step on it because he's so candid. Jerry's saying he knows what went on. Merv could still be with us if he had been treated."