WEST HOLLYWOOD - Kathy Griffin recently stated to Barbara Walters on The View that the only reason why she ever dated Levi Johnston, Sarah Palin's ex-future son-in-law was for the publicity.
The 53-year-old comedian who is known as the Red Cougar told Barbara that Levi helped to give a shot in the arm to her sagging comedic career.
Griffin reminded Walters that Levi is the father of Bristol Palin's son Tripp.
The comedian was asked about her upcoming benefit concert appearance scheduled for Kiev in the Ukraine.
Kathy smiled as she brushed back her hair and said that she is really looking forward to performing in front of people who haven't laughed in as long as two years.
Barbara asked her if she was scared knowing that she was going into a war zone.
Griffin answered that she wasn't because she'll be wearing a bulletproof vest, an army helmet, and a crotch cup.