Adele Givens Denies Sheryl Underwood's Claims

Adele Givens Denies Sheryl Underwood's Claims

Talk show host said fellow comedians dissed her behind her back.

Published September 26, 2014

The drama between Sheryl Underwood and a group of her fellow comediennes is turning into a case of she said, she said. Last week, Underwood caused a stir when she revealed on The Talk that she caught SommoreLaura Hayes and Adele Givens gossiping about her during a conference call years ago when she was invited to participate on the Queens of Comedy tour.

Today, the 
Humor Mill is reporting that Givens is not only disputing Sheryl’s story, she plans to sue Underwood, The Talk and CBS for defamation of character and “anything else her legal team would advise to her that would apply.” 

Givens appeared on the Rickey Smiley Morning Show on Thursday and disputed Underwood’s entire story. She said the tale is a “blatant lie” and “the conversation never happened because [they] were never on a conference call discussing Sheryl.”

Smiley also had a statement from Walter Latham, the tour’s creator, saying he never even invited Underwood to participate on the tour.

We may never know who’s telling the truth in this drama, but it’s certainly clear that Underwood’s confession has aroused a lot of bad blood between herself and her one-time comedy comrades. So far, Sommore and Laura Hayes have not publicly commented on the allegations, but hopefully this won’t turn into a class action suit.

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Written by Evelyn Diaz

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