Clinic denies performing biopsy on Joan

September 11, 2014 5:33 AM

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NEW YORK - The New York clinic where comedian Joan Rivers stopped breathing a week before her death denied on Wednesday ever administering general anesthesia or conducting a vocal cord biopsy as has been alleged in media reports as contributing to her demise.

It was the first time the Yorkville Endoscopy clinic issued a statement since August 28, when Rivers was rushed to a nearby hospital from the center with cardiac arrest.

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