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Melissa Rivers Explains How Her Teenage Son Uses Grandma Joan's Death as a 'Weapon'

Originally posted 06/17/2016 03:00PM

When Melissa Rivers' son Cooper wants to get his way, his go-to is late grandma, Joan Rivers.

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What's Up for Bids at the Private Collection of Joan Rivers Auction

What's Up for Bids at the Private Collection of Joan Rivers Auction

Originally posted 06/16/2016 09:00PM

Nearly two years after Joan Rivers' unexpected death, her daughter Melissa opens up about sharing her mom's possessions with the public

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Melissa Rivers Reveals Why She Kept a Few Surprising Items From Mom Joan's Estate

Originally posted 06/16/2016 12:35PM

Joan Rivers amassed a collection of couture gowns, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces and expensive art over the course of her career, but for daughter Melissa her mother's most priceless possessions might surprise some.

"I kept her toothbrush cup. I kept the stuff from her night table. I kept the stuff from the side of her bathtub. I kept strange things like that," she says in the latest issue of PEOPLE.

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Melissa Rivers Opens Up About Auctioning off Mom Joan's Belongings: 'She Was Always Adamant That Your Things Should Be Used and Loved'

Originally posted 06/16/2016 08:20AM

Nearly two years have passed since Joan Rivers' unexpected death, and now her daughter Melissa is sharing her mom's most private possessions with the world.

"She was always adamant that even your finest things should be used and loved and not just in the bank vault or storage," Melissa tells PEOPLE exclusively in this week's issue.

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Doctors Involved in Joan Rivers Final Surgery Are Still Licensed to Practice Medicine

Originally posted 05/13/2016 05:20PM

The doctors at the center of the lawsuit surrounding Joan Rivers' death still hold their medical license, PEOPLE has confirmed.

On Thursday, Joan's daughter Melissa, 48, reached a settlement in her lawsuit with the clinic where Joan stopped breathing during throat surgery before she died a week later in September 2014.

While details of the settlement were not disclosed, Melissa exclusively told PEOPLE on Friday: "We finally have what we were looking for … answers. We wanted to unearth what happened and now I can look my son in the eye and tell him exactly that – and that someone's taking responsibility for it."

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Melissa Rivers on Unearthing Answers Surrounding Her Mother Joan's Death in Lawsuit: 'Now I Can Look My Son in the Eye'

Originally posted 05/13/2016 04:20PM

Melissa Rivers is one step closer to closure now that she has settled a lawsuit against the clinic where her mother Joan stopped breathing before her death.

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Melissa Rivers Admits She's 'Not in the Healing Phase' Despite Settling the Lawsuit over Her Mother Joan's Death

Originally posted 05/13/2016 11:45AM

Melissa Rivers has finally reached a settlement in the lawsuit concerning her mother Joan's 2014 death, but she's still deeply mourning the loss of her mother.

"I'm not quite in the healing phase," Rivers told PEOPLE just days before the settlement became final.

"I think it's coming. I think I can see the light at the end of the tunnel," she says, "but I am not quite there yet."

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Melissa Rivers Learned Mom Joan's Last Words During Wrongful Death Lawsuit but Says Those 'Will Remain Personal'

Originally posted 05/13/2016 10:45AM

Melissa Rivers says she learned the final words of her mother Joan Rivers as a result of the lawsuit she filed against the clinic where the comedian underwent the surgery that led to her death.

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Melissa Rivers Settles Lawsuit with Clinic Where Joan Rivers Stopped Breathing Before Her Death

Originally posted 05/12/2016 09:00PM

Melissa Rivers has settled a lawsuit with the clinic where her mother Joan Rivers stopped breathing during surgery before her death in 2014.

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Melissa Rivers Says Mother's Day Is 'an Emotional Trainwreck' as She Celebrates Second Holiday Without Joan | Joan Rivers, Melissa Rivers

Melissa Rivers Says Mother's Day Is 'an Emotional Trainwreck' as She Celebrates Second Holiday Without Joan

Originally posted 05/07/2016 01:05AM

Melissa Rivers is still coping with celebrating Mother's Day without her mother Joan Rivers, who died in 2014 at the age of 81.

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