Kathy Griffin says she's receiving death threats

Kathy Griffin says she's receiving death threats

Kathy Griffin says she's receiving death threats

Celebrity lawyer Lisa Bloom said the embattled comic has retained a criminal attorney, who also appeared at a Friday press conference in which a tearful Griffin once again apologized for the images. "He is a bully", she said. But she was roundly criticized for the photo and suffered financial repercussions, including the loss of her New Year's hosting gig on CNN, an endorsement deal and canceled standup performances in New Jersey and New Mexico. Venues in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania cancelled November shows.

"Regarding the image that I participated in, that apology absolutely stands".

"I'm gonna be honest, he broke me", Griffin said today of Trump's response.

The images provoked swift and widespread condemnation after appearing online on Tuesday, and 56-year-old Griffin apologised within hours.

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Following the backlash and fallout from her graphic, controversial Donald Trump photo shoot, the comedienne is taking to the media about the "bullying" she has endured from POTUS's family.

"I think she did the right thing, and asking for forgiveness and acknowledging ... this was a awful mistake", he told CNN earlier this week, insisting that the former reality star could recover from the incident. "Blood coming out of her wherever".

When "Extra's" Renee Bargh asked about Melania Trump's statement questioning Kathy's mental health, Griffin replied, "I think there's a lot of people in this administration that seem, like, super nuts, and I think it's weird that you guys or anybody's acting like they're not".

A number of Kathy Griffin shows have been cancelled as backlash over the beheaded Trump video grows. "The death threats that I'm getting are constant and they are detailed", she said. There is a bunch of old white guys trying to silence me, and that is wrong, ' Griffin revealed.

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When questioned about CNN co-host and friend Anderson Cooper calling the photo "disgusting and completely inappropriate", Griffin fell silent by her tears, eventually murmuring, "That hurt. Blood coming out of her whatever", Trump said. Griffin's attorney went on to explain that the photo, shot by Tyler Shields, was meant to be a parody of Trump's now infamous attack on Megyn Kelly in 2015.

Following the scandal, Griffin was sacked from CNN, where she has hosted New Year's Eve Live with network anchor Anderson Cooper since 2007.

It's been a whirlwind week for comedian Kathy Griffin, and not in a good way.

The comic has faced controversies before for her abrasive humour, but none as widespread as the one generated by Tuesday's images.

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Her lawyer, Lisa Bloom, introduced her as an activist for women's rights and the LGBT community, adding she has traveled overseas and entertained the troops.

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