Melissa Rivers Talks Publicly About Late Mother Joan Rivers For the First Time

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Stars arrive at Joan Rivers' funeral to pay their respects.
Melissa Rivers just talked publicly about her late mother, Joan Rivers, for the first time since her passing on Sept. 4.

The daughter of the comedy legend attended The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Breakfast today, Dec. 10. It was there that Melissa spoke about her mother to the crowd.

Some of the most famous women in Hollywood attended the event today, from Angelina Jolie to Khloe Kardashian, the guest list was packed with stars.

One guest that had everyone’s attention was Melissa Rivers. Her late mother, Joan, was honored at the event and Melissa spoke publicly about her mom for the first time since her passing.

In her speech, Melissa told the crowd, “My mother was fearless and I don’t mean she didn’t have any fears. I mean that although she was only 5’2’’, she stood tall and walked through them. And that is what made her such a brilliant performer. She was willing to say what others were thinking and too frightened to admit.”

Here’s the full video of Melissa’s speech.


What do you think about Melissa’s speech? Plus, it was recently announced that Joan’s friend, Kathy Griffin, will be joining Fashion Police. What do you think about this casting choice? Sound off in the comments!