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"I was never scripted," George Kotsiopoulos said.
We're starting to think Joan Rivers was the nice one on Fashion Police!
On Wednesday, former Fashion Police officer George Kotsiopoulos took Giuliana Rancic to task for how she reacted to the Zendaya controversy. "To not own up to what you said and to blame it on others is just a little messed up," he told People at a Torrid store opening in Chicago.
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A quick recap: During the Fashion Police Oscar special, Rancic criticized actress Zendaya's hair, saying it looked like it "smells like patchouli oil or weed." She swiftly backtracked on her remarks after people said they were racist.
Since then, Rancic has claimed she was edited out of context, then said she was just saying the lines that were written for her.
Kotsiopoulos, who left the show in January of this year, disputes that idea.
"I was never scripted," he told the magazine. "What I said were my own words, was my own opinion."
He went on to say Kelly Osbourne never had a writer either -- everything they said was something they'd thought up, which makes it unlikely that Rancic was just reading prompter.
Since the Zendaya fiasco, both Kathy Griffin and Osbourne have left the show. It is on hiatus until September.
Kotsiopoulos hasn't spoken to Rancic since the memorial service for the late Rivers last September.
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