Today's News: Our Take - Joan Rivers Reverses Stance on Fashion Police Writers' Strike
In October, Rivers and the Writers Guild of America East resolved the charges the organization had brought against the legendary comedienne. "As a WGA member, I've always supported the Fashion Police writers having a contract," Rivers said at the time. "It's time for [the writers and E!] to sit down at the table and negotiate. ... We all want the same thing - to get this behind us - so let's make this deal!"
However, in an interview with Splitsider this week, Rivers appeared to change her tune. She now says she supports E!'s stance that the writers should hold a union vote before negotiations begin. "Let me explain this to you - I never thought I'd say this but E! is right," she told Splitsider. "They wanted writers to take a vote before they went out and decided to strike and the WGA wanted them to negotiate to not take a vote."
Rivers went on to call the dispute "a stupid sloppy mess."
"It's so stupid and it's not helping anybody," she told Splitsider. "These poor shmuck writers have been out since April. ... Meanwhile, Fashion Police goes on."
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