October 27, 2011 05:57 AM by Lisa Princ
After all the drama this week on ABC‘s Dancing With The Stars, we have heard from Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who refuses to apologize to the judges, and now it’s the judges’ turn to speak out. Carrie Ann Inaba and Len Goodman recently spoke up to defend themselves and the show after Maksim’s outburst. What did they have to say?
Maksim Chmerkovskiy got into a heated debate with Len Goodman this week on Dancing With The Stars, telling Len that maybe it was time he got out (of the business), and Carrie Ann Inaba immediately jumped to Len’s defense and asked Maks to be respectful. Maks continued on as he waited for the scores, where he then said it was “his show.” While Maksim Chmerkovskiy may not be ready to apologize, neither Carrie Ann Inaba or Len Goodman will be apologizing either.
Len Goodman stood his ground when he spoke to Access Hollywood on Tuesday when he told them: “I was a little bit aggrieved at the time, but now I’ve slept on it, and I’m sure Maks has slept on it. What he’s saying is so untrue. I am the defender of all the pros, I think all those professionals do a fantastic job. What they’ve got to understand is they’re on trial, and we’re the judges. You can’t be a judge at your own trial! I tell the truth, that’s basically what I do, whether they like it or not. I honestly try to be truthful and sometimes the truth hurts.”
Meanwhile, Carrie Ann Inaba immediately took to Twitter on Monday evening as she posted: “Every journey is unique to each contestant and everyone’s ten looks slightly different. Another FYI: I forgive you because you don’t know better- scores are locked in before we speak. So we have scored before any words spoken.” However, Carrie Ann Inaba was not about to let Maksim Chmerkovskiy’s comment about it being “his show” go without being addressed. Carrie Ann took a jab at Maks on Tuesday when she posted: “Just want to send out RESPECT and LOVE to everyone who works on #DWTS. It’s a group effort through and through. I’m sorry for the disrespect all our crew and staff were shown last night. A Television Show is made by not only the people ON CAMERA but the exceptional people who are behind the scenes, making everything just right so that when on camera talent steps on to the stage, it’s safe and sound….and just right. Thank you to everyone who works on #DWTS!”
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