Kathy Griffin says 'career over' after graphic Trump photo

Carla Harmon
June 5, 2017

Since posting the video, CNN fired her from co-hosting the network's New Year's Eve special and five of Griffin's comedy shows have been cancelled.

"The president and his grown children and the first lady are personally trying to ruin my life forever", she said.

"I'm gonna make fun of him more now", Griffin said of Trump, adding, "I shouldn't have to die for this", referring to death threats she says she's received.

"There's a bunch of old, white guys trying to silence me and I'm just here to say that's wrong", Griffin continued.

At a press conference in Los Angeles, Griffin said that despite the alleged threats she would not stop making jokes at the president's expense.

"He's a bully", the 56-year-old comedian said of the president.

She said: "I'm not laying down for this guy".

Bloom said the video was meant to mock Trump's campaign comment when he said there was "blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever" in response to Megyn Kelly, who was then at Fox News.

Republican Party spokesman Mike Reed called the press conference a "desperate attempt" to change the conversation. "And I'm going to do it more now".

The Secret Service has opened an investigation into the creepy photo and video Griffin tweeted Tuesday, forcing the comic to hire a criminal defense attorney to handle any charges. "They are detailed", she said, "and they are serious and specific".

During her press conference with attorney Lisa Bloom, Griffin stated that she was very anxious about her career collapsing following her controversial post.

On Wednesday, Trump said of the photo, "Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself".

Though Ms. Griffin apologized within hours of the images appearing online Tuesday, they were met with swift and widespread condemnation. I feel awful. I make mistakes.

Bloom also reported that Griffin had been contacted by the Secret Service, though that is standard procedure in matters like this.

Venues in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania have canceled shows.

Thursday, Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) said in a statement that Griffin will no longer participate in a July event in Minnesota with him.

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