In an appearance on Howard Stern’s Sirius XM radio show, Handler said she cut McDonald out of her social life after learning she was selling stories about her to a celebrity gossip magazine in exchange for her picture running in its pages.
“I could have fired her. I did not fire her. She had a job for four more years. I never hung out with her personally again. So I hope she was living in fear,” Handler said. “It’s not an internment camp. If you’re living in that much fear, go get another job.”
Speaking on Matt Weiss and Theo Von’s podcast, McDonald revealed she was blindsided by Handler when the show ended, getting a message out of nowhere from Chelsea’s reps.