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Kathy Griffin: Ex-husband took $72K from me

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Kathy Griffin says her divorce might end up in her comedy act.

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(CNN) -- "My Life on the D-List" star Kathy Griffin, who divorced in May, told CNN's Larry King that the action was prompted by her discovery that her now ex-husband took $72,000 from her.

"My ex-husband, without my knowledge, was sneaking into my wallet when I was asleep in the mornings and taking my ATM cards of my own private accounts and withdrawing money," she told King on a taping of "Larry King Live" last week.

"That money totaled $72,000. And he was doing [it] systematically over about a year and a half," Griffin said.

The show aired Monday night.

Griffin said she and her husband tried to work through their problems. "He admitted it and apologized and ... we went to couple therapy, I really wanted to make it work," she said, but in the end, the issues were too big to overcome.

"Unfortunately, we [weren't] able to get beyond the trust issue," she said.

Griffin's ex-husband, Matt Moline, was not happy with Griffin's statements on King's show.

"Since our divorce, I have not made any public comments about my ex-wife or our marriage. It saddens me that she would choose to make such accusations at this time. I have no intention of engaging in a public debate over private matters," he said, according to a statement released to CNN.

Griffin told King she hasn't dated anyone since her divorce became final, nor talked about the divorce much. But, eventually, it may turn up in her act.

"Eventually, I end up putting everything in the act," she said. "I kind of turn tragedy into comedy and I find that that's a great way for me to kind of deal with it."

"My Life on the D-List," which airs on Bravo, was recently nominated for an Emmy.

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