As the great Iggy debate continues, a publicist for Ellen DeGeneres has taken it a step further, leaving a seemingly threatening message for doggie rescuer Marina Baktis.
The publicist, Kelly Bush, left the message for the Mutts & Moms agency.
“We’re filing a legal case against you. We’re going to be contacting the media. This is not going to be good for your store or your organization,” Bush said on the tape, which was first played by “Good Morning America.”
However, in an interview with the New York Post’s Page Six, Bush denied making any threats.
“I have not left any threatening messages at all,” she said. “The agency threatened to go to the media and I said that wouldn’t be a good idea. I told them there’s just no need to escalate this… They started this by wanting to take it public. I was the one who said, ‘Let’s talk about this.‘”
As Ellen taped her show on Tuesday (which aired on Wednesday), she once again addressed the issue. And while she remained passionate in her words, unlike Monday, there were no tears as she delivered her message .
“This has become so insane. The dog just needs to go to the family. The fight should just be . . . it should not be about anything. The whole thing, people rescue animals to find a good home. It just needs to be in a good home. That’s all you’re supposed to do is put a dog in a loving home,” she pleaded, still visibly upset over the situation.