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'Catfight of one': Friends leap to Sarah Jessica Parker's defence

Sarah Jessica Parker's close friend, Andy Cohen has leapt to her defence on Tuesday, after Kim Cattrall's scathing Instagram post, in which she called Parker a hypocrite and accused her of "exploiting" the tragedy of her brother's death.

“She accused SJP of exploiting a tragedy … She follows Kim on Instagram, Kim posted about her brother dying, and she expressed her condolences on the post … She posted it in a comment!” Cohen said on his radio show. “I would not call that ‘exploiting a tragedy.’ What was she supposed to do? Say something bad? I mean, I don’t understand.”

As previously reported, on Sunday, Cattrall posted a message to her instagram, blasting Sarah Jessica Parker for trying to reach out after the death of Cattrall's brother, Chris writing “I don’t need your love or support at this tragic time @sarahjessicaparker Let me make this VERY clear. (If I haven’t already) You are not my family. You are not my friend. So I’m writing to tell you one last time to stop exploiting our tragedy in order to restore your ‘nice girl’ persona".

“I also don’t like it that people are characterising this as a catfight,” Cohen, 49 added. “There’s only one person fighting here … I even kind of, admittedly, didn’t try to stir it up on [Cohen's talk show] Watch What Happens Live when Sarah was on, but I was like, ‘What do you think?’ Sarah only said the nicest things about her … It’s a catfight of one from where I see it.”

Meanwhile, former Sex and the City co-star Dean Winters, who played Carrie Bradshaw's f-- buddy in 1999, has also weighed in, telling Us Magazine, "I mean, [I’m] always Team Sarah. I’ve known Sarah for 25 years. Look whatever’s going on, I don’t give a f—k,” said Winters, who has also played the ex-boyfriend of Liz Lemon on 30 Rock. “I mean, I just like Sarah. Kim’s nice too, but Sarah and I have a lot of history. I try to stay out of that bulls—t, you know what I mean? Whatever’s happening I just hope it works out for everyone.”

Molly Shannon, Parker's co-star on her current HBO series, Divorce, only had nice things to say about her, telling Entertainment Tonight, “We just get along so well. It doesn’t really feel like work because we have so much in common, and she loves funny women and is just so genuinely supportive and kind, and like a girls-girl. I just feel lucky that I get to work with her.”