“I wasn’t looking to put anybody out of work at all,” Griffin insisted during a candid interview with the Sirius XM host.
But, only a few episodes into her tenure, cohost Giuliana Rancic – an original Fashion Police cast member – made a racially insensitive joke about starlet Zendaya during the post-Oscars episode. (She later apologized.)
A controversy spiraled, speculation ramped up, and Griffin soon realized the show was “a leaky boat.” She admitted, “I got a little paranoid.”
After only seven episodes, she decided to announce her resignation over Twitter and sent a private email asking for her famous friends’ support via social media.
Though Griffin said Rivers’s daughter Melissa personally gave her blessing on behalf of the late comedian, Griffin told Stern, 61, of her time at Fashion Police: “I don’t really feel it was my best work. I probably shouldn’t have taken the gig.”