Kathy Griffin Leaked Email Reveals She Was ‘Nervous and Scared’ About Quitting ‘Fashion Police’

The comedian reached out to contacts for support after announcing her resignation from the E! style show on Thursday

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Kathy Griffin reached out to her contacts for support on Thursday after resigning from E!’s “Fashion Police” via Twitter.

In the email obtained by BuzzFeed, Griffin reveals she was “nervous and scared” about the decision and asked the email’s recipients, who are unknown, if they’d publicly support her decision to leave “Fashion Police.”

Read the email below:

Date: March 12, 2015
To: Undisclosed recipients: ;
Subject: I Need You!

Here’s why I need you…

I went live with the following statement on my social media platforms this evening. I’m reaching out to you because I think you will understand why I have made this decision and I am asking for your support via Twitter, etc. IF you are comfortable. I admire you & your work and hope that you can stand by me. Once again, IF you are comfortable. Oh, and I am nervous and scared about this…in case you’re wondering 😉



Kathy Griffin

A representative for Griffin didn’t immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

We can’t say for sure who among the email’s recipients decided to act on Griffin’s request, but recently departed “Fashion Police” co-host Kelly Osbourne, “Girls” star Lena Dunham, and Rosie O’Donnell were among the celebrities who did publicly support Griffin.

The comedian leaves the show after just seven episodes and amid a controversy over comments made by co-host Giuliana Rancic about Zendaya’s dreadlocks that have been deemed racist by many.

Griffin’s exit arrives just a few weeks after co-host Osbourne left the show in late February. She cited the desire to explore other opportunities, but made the decision after voicing her anger over Rancic’s comments.

E! told press in a statement that the show will return with Rancic and stylist Brad Goreski on Monday, March 30 and had no further comment on replacing Griffin and Osbourne.