Chelsea Handler Unapologetic About Burning E! Bridge on Way to Netflix

Chelsea Handler has no regrets about the negative tone she struck on her way out the door at E! last summer.

Speaking to reporters Tuesday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour about her upcoming four-part Netflix documentary series, Chelsea Does, and subsequent untitled talk show, Handler remained unapologetic about the shots she took at her now-former network as Chelsea Lately was ending its seven-year run.

“I was just talking honestly about how I felt, which I’ve always been prone to do and I always will do,” she said. “That’s the good thing about me. I’m always telling the truth.”

Handler added that she is enjoying her pop culture sabbatical (her Netflix talk show isn’t scheduled to bow until 2016). “If you want to exist in this business — and I do — the healthiest thing to do is take a break from it,” she said. “You get out of that headspace, and then you can come back to it with a different perspective.”

She’s still keeping an eye on current events though, and admitted that one hot-button issue in particular would’ve received a lot of play on Chelsea Lately.  “Obviously Rachel Dolezal from the NAACP was a very joyful story for me to watch,” she said. “It was beyond ridiculous, and the commentary on it was beyond ridiculous.”

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