Wednesday, 23 August, 2017

Kathy Griffin cries, says Trump "broke me"

Kathy Griffin apologized – but here’s what she’s saying about the Trump family now Kathy Griffin to hold press conference to address 'bullying' from Trump Family
Theresa Hayes | 06 June, 2017, 06:04

Comedian Kathy Griffin and attorney Lisa Bloom held a press conference Friday to talk about the controversial photo of Griffin holding up a bloody, severed head that resembled President Trump and the "bullying" she has endured from the Trump family ever since.

Trump and his family members tweeted their upset over the image, and Griffin said that she has been subjected to a constant stream of death threats.

But the 56-year-old comedian insisted she will continue to make jokes about Mr Trump as she accused him, First Lady Melania and his children of "personally trying to ruin my life forever". "You're assuming that everything that Trump says is true, and in fact, we know that everything Trump says is false", she said.

Despite the apology, she was sacked from her job co-hosting CNN's New Year's Eve special and has had at least four comedy shows cancelled.

"I'm not laying down for this guy", she said in one defiant moment.

The Secret Service, she said, have been involved - something they refused to confirm. It's in your face. "I'm going to be honest, he broke me", she cried.

"Dear Kathy Griffin, Kathy.baby.I've been there".

She said the online attacks on her in the last few days - including death threats.

Griffin was justly condemned by the left and the right, her craven stunt infuriated Americans of every political orientation.

"It was a parody of Trump's own sexist remarks taken to an extreme", she added.

Griffin said she was well aware of sexism, having worked her entire life in a male-dominated industry.

Griffin posed with a bloodied replica of Trump's head in a photo shoot shot by celebrity photographer Tyler Shields earlier this week. "You criticize the president, you lose your job", Bloom said.

A New Mexico theatre also canned Griffin's show, while she also lost an endorsement deal with toilet stool company Squatty Potty. Did she deserve so much hate for her Donald Trump post? "I made a awful mistake and terrible call".

Bloom deflected a question regarding past comments Griffin admitted to have made about the president's 11-year-old son, Barron Trump, who was reportedly affected by seeing the video.

Despite the controversy, Griffin still intends to poke fun at Trump.

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