Get ready to learn a little bit more about Hollywood’s elite in Kathy Griffin’s new book, Celebrity Run-Ins, My A-Z Index.
The comedian and actress shares her personal encounters with some of the biggest celebrities of our time, but one tale in particular is, what she calls, “a jaw-dropper.” It’s about filmmaker Woody Allen, who was surrounded by controversy in 2014 after his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow released damning allegations of sexual abuse, claiming he assaulted her when she was a child. Of course, Allen has always been somewhat of a controversial figure ever since he left his longtime partner Mia Farrow for her adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn.
During a recent interview with The Huffington Post on AOL’s Build Series, Griffin detailed meeting the director at a small dinner party, explaining, “I”m seated next to Woody Allen and I’m uncomfortable because I think he’s guilty.”
The real zinger came when the “frail and feeble” Allen introduced Previn as his “child bride,” before engaging in a conversation with Griffin about everything from his friend Liev Schreiber to directing amazing comedians. Griffin could sense that he clearly wasn’t interested in anything she had to say, so she shifted the topic to the one and only Miley Cyrus. Well, that clearly perked Allen up.
“I’ve never missed ‘Hannah Montana,’” he told Griffin, who called his reveal “creepy but weird but funny.”
Allen continued, “’I don’t know, that girl, she just had something,’” before Griffin replied with, “‘Yeah, she was 8!’”
Allen, of course, went on to cast Cyrus in his recent Amazon series, “Crisis in Six Scenes.”
But this is where her story gets even more horrifying: Their conversation ended after Griffin made a comment about how he’s met all the celebrities, and Allen replied with, “And now I have to watch my friend Bill Cosby get railroaded.”
Watch Kathy Griffin retell the entire story in the clip above and watch her full Build interview below. Celebrity Run-Ins, My A-Z Index is available on Nov. 22.