Rosie O’Donnell Jokes About Daughter’s Domestic Abuse Claims

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Rosie O’Donnell shocked fans and critics alike Saturday when she joked about the domestic abuse claims her teenage daughter, Chelsea, has recently made against her.

O’Donnell gave a speech at the GLAAD Media Awards, and during it made multiple light-hearted references about the very serious claims.

First, the TV personality said “things have been rough in my family in the last week. Let’s just say I feel strongly Joan Crawford was framed.” This was in reference to the film “Mommie Dearest,” in which Crawford’s character was accused of abuse by her daughter.

The joking didn’t stop there. Later in the speech, O’Donnell talked about her love for her four-year-old autistic daughter, saying “I have an autistic toddler, she’s four. I would trade every teen in for autistic triplets. Not gonna kill them with a wine bottle… What? Google on the way home.”

This was in reference to one of Chelsea’s claims that her mother drunkenly threatened her with a wine bottle in a fit of rage. O’Donnell even posted a poem about it to her Instagram page four days ago (above).

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Unsurprisingly, O’Donnell also used the speech to take shots at President Donald Trump, using explitives against him and referring to him as “Satan.”

While none of Chelsea’s claims have been substantiated, this is a shockingly public and relaxed take on such a serious, private family matter.

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