Businessman put on notice after rant against Kathy Griffin

Carla Harmon
September 22, 2017

Saturday night Griffin and her live-in boyfriend Randy Bick called the police when the neighbor's grandkids were reportedly making raucous noise in their back yard around 8pm.

KB Home (NYSE:KBH) CEO Jeffrey Mezger is having his bonus cut over a rant at comedian Kathy Griffin.

Kathy Griffin shaves her head
Kathy Griffin shaved her head

- Mezger was caught by security cameras on September 16 yelling profanities at his neighbor, comedian Kathy Griffin. The couple had called the police to report the loud noise coming from the executive's Bel Air property. But she is later heard saying, "What's going on", at which point Mezger starts directing his attention to her, calling her a "bitch" and a "bald d**e", among other things (the "bald" comment is a reference to Griffin's decision to shave her head in a show of solidarity with her sister, who was undergoing chemotherapy treatment before dying last week). During the tirade, Mezger alluded to Griffin's firing from CNN, which occurred after she posted the bloody photos resembling Trump. Joyce passed away September 14.

A spokesperson for KB Home said that the audio recording appears to have been edited, but did confirm it is Mezger speaking on the recording, Fox News reported. He went on to say, "Let's declare war, a--e, 'cause we got a lot to go for".


In response, the homebuilder's board of directors slashed Mezger's bonus by 25% for fiscal 2017 and told the chief executive that "if in the future there is any similar incident, he will be dismissed".

"He apologizes for the language he used", the statement said, "as it does not reflect who he is or what he believes". You really want to buy a home from this man?


It's known for its homebuilding which is both energy and water efficient. Since then, he has been CEO and president of the company.

In a report from The Blast, the 56-year-old comic filed the order against his wife, Sandra, as well as Mezger himself in a County Court in Los Angeles.


Griffin and Bick moved into their home a year ago, Huffington Post reported.

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