Chelsea Handler Fires Back at Heather McDonald

Handler reveals on SiriusXM the real reason she stopped being chummy with her E! colleague.

ChelseaHandlerNewsweekPhotoThe latest episode of podcast Allegedly With Theo Von & Matthew Cole Weiss went live today. The guest is Heather McDonald, who is making waves for her comments about “living in fear” under her former E! boss Chelsea Handler.

McDonald is almost certainly going to wish she had kept those thoughts to herself. Today, Handler added pointed and extremely embarrassing context to McDonald’s diatribe, during an appearance on Jenny McCarthy’s SiriusXM program Dirty, Sexy, Funny:

“She [McDonald] exchanged stories to Us Weekly in exchange for them running her photo, when she was working on my show. That’s why I stopped talking to her.”

“I could have fired her, but instead, I just stopped spending any personal time with her.”

Handler said that at the time, many were suggesting that she should fire McDonald. The incoming Netflix talk show host added that the former Chelsea Lately panel regular and After Lately cast member now has a legitimate reason to “really be scared.” Handler also chatted today with Howard Stern about the same contentious topic.