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2014-04-25 20:00

Cleveland - Joan Rivers refuses to apologise for comparing living in her daughter's guest room with the captivity of three women kidnapped in Cleveland.

Rivers and her daughter discussed their reality show on Tuesday on NBC's Today show and she complained about her living arrangements, saying, "Those women in the basement in Cleveland had more space."

In a statement sent to The Associated Press by her publicist, Rivers says it was a joke she made as a comedian. She says the women are free and people should move on. She says she's "thrilled they are OK".

A statement from attorneys for Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus had called Rivers' remark hurtful and said she should apologise.

Berry, DeJesus and a third woman escaped from kidnapper Ariel Castro's home last year.

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