Tell-all reveals crazy Johnny Carson story
Of course, Joanne Carson, now 81, insists to the New York Post the story is "delusional" and the whole book a "fiction." But, she says, she was friends with Gifford, and Johnny was indeed "jealous of him," she says. She also admits to having kept some of her things in a New York City apartment, but says it actually belonged to her secretary, and adds that "Johnny never mentioned" breaking into the place. As for the gun, "Please. Johnny would have never carried a gun. First of all, he was terrified of guns." According to Bushkin, Carson left the apartment to drink at a bar with Ed McMahon, and left with a famous woman. He remained married to Joanne until 1972.