Sen. Brown defends daughters after Griffin joke
BOSTON -- Sen. Scott Brown has come to the defense of his daughters following a racy remark by comedienne Kathy Griffin.
Brown's daughters Arianna and Ayla have been in the spotlight since Sen. Brown announced Ayla was "available" on election night.
During a TV show on BRAVO that aired this week, Kathy Griffin was quizzed by two reporters. When shown a photo of Sen. Brown, Griffin answered, “Scott Brown, who is a senator from Massachusetts, and has two daughters that are prostitutes.”
After Griffin's joke, words appeared on the screen saying, "Now a brief message from Bravo's legal team. Scott Brown's daughters are not prostitutes. We now return you to your regularly scheduled negativity."
Some Massachusetts residents said Brown's comments on election night put his daughters in the public eye.
"He opened himself totally to that kind of a thing. When you're in a political role, you have to watch your p's and q's," said one man.
According to the Bay State Republican, Griffin went too far.
"People can call me any name they want, but families are off limits. I love my daughters' Ayla and Arianna very much, and any parent would be proud to have them as children. Kathy Griffin and Bravo ought to be ashamed of themselves," said Sen. Brown.
When asked for a comment about Griffin's comments, Bravo said it stands by the message from their legal team that aired during the skit.
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