Kathy Griffin: 'Police Got Involved After Demi Lovato's Fans Sent Death Threats'

Kathy Griffin Says Police Got Involved After Demi Lovato's Fans Sent Her Death Threats
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An alleged "feud" between Demi Lovato and Kathy Griffin escalated very quickly when Lovato's fanbase, the Lovatics, began sending death threats to the TV host.

Griffin, 53, told The Howard Stern Show on Tuesday that the feud emerged from a simple miscommunication. "I couldn't sleep, so I went on Twitter and said I'm going to tweet things using Siri, but I'm not going to correct any of the spelling," she said. "When a fan asked 'Who's the douchiest person you've met?' Siri responded 'Debbie Lovato is a little douche.'"

According to E! Online, the controversial tweet sparked a series of death threats from Lovato's faithful fans. 

Griffin described some of the threats she received from Lovatics. "I will burn your house down c--t," she read, adding that other fans hoped she would be raped, get cancer, be murdered or commit suicide. That's when the police stepped in.

"They actually contacted me," Griffin said. "Because at that point it goes beyond just Twitter hate, it's actually legit [threats.]"

Lovato, 21, urged her fans to stop the hate. "I love you guys so much, but y'all gotta chill with sending hate towards other people," she wrote. "Regardless of what they say or do.. The cruel things some of you are saying can really, REALLY hurt people. It's called cyber-bullying and some things should NEVER be wished upon EVER. No matter WHAT."

Despite the Twitter backlash, Griffin insists she has no ill feelings towards Lovato. "The point is I have no problem with Demi Lovato or Debbie as I like to call her, as Siri calls her."