Kathy Griffin: Trump Is ‘Trying to Ruin My Life’ After Photo Scandal

Kathy Griffin is fighting back against the abuse and “death threats” she has received in light of controversial images released earlier this week that showed the comedian holding up a bloody head resembling that of President Donald Trump.

In a news conference on Friday, Griffin’s attorney Lisa Bloom accused Trump and his family of “using their power to target her.”

“If you don’t stand up, you get run over,” Griffin said. “What’s happening to me has never happened in this great country. A sitting president of the U.S. … is personally trying to ruin my life forever.”

Bloom said the comedian was contacted by the U.S. Secret Service and said she has retained a criminal lawyer.

“As a result of the first family bullying her, she has been vilified, getting death threats, fired from multiple jobs and had multiple events canceled,” Bloom said.

Bloom is a victim’s rights attorney who is best known for representing high-profile clients, including former Fox News contributor Wendy Walsh, who accused the network’s former host Bill O’Reilly of sexual harassment.

The photos in question were released on Tuesday and quickly drew backlash by people on social media.

Griffin apologized for the “disturbing” photos, taken by provocative celebrity photographer Tyler Shields, later that day.

“I beg for your forgiveness. I went too far,” she said in a video posted to Instagram late Tuesday. “I made a mistake and I was wrong.”

“Kathy never imagined it could be misinterpreted as a threat of violence against Trump. That was never what she intended,” Bloom said.

Trump said of the photos that Griffin “should be ashamed of herself.”

On Wednesday, Griffin was fired from her gig on CNN’s New Year’s Eve program, which she had co-hosted alongside Anderson Cooper since 2007.

Griffin said her termination “hurt.”

Griffin also lost an endorsement deal with Squatty Potty, a line of bathroom footstools, and has had at least five of her stand-up gigs canceled since the photos were released.

Griffin and Bloom believe the comedian has received harsher backlash because she is female.

“This is a woman thing,” Griffin said.

Although Griffin tearfully apologized again during her press conference, she said that she will continue to use Trump as fodder for her comedic material.

“I’m going to make fun of him more now,” she said.

81 comments

  • Writer Girl

    I realize this was a joke, but in this day and age, it’s a stupid one. It’s also classless and crass for the families who love their father, grandfather or whatever. Something else could have been done, that wasn’t so violent.

    • WarningFakeNews

      It was a joke? Really? When people who are filled with hatred and vitriol tell jokes, it’s not something that sounds remotely humorous, but this wasn’t even an attempt at being funny.

      Nothing invalidates the liberal left better than what they actually do and say. I strongly defend her right to do this, as I also strongly defend my right to not patronize her or others like her.

  • Tom J.

    I saw that posting. What an ugly, vile wrinkled up head! I also wanted to ask Griffin what that was she was holding in her hand. 🙂
    There’s a woman that was ridden hard and put away wet….very wet.

  • QuitURbitching

    Typical loud mouth washed up has been loser wannabee liberal comedian looking for attention. None of what she did is surprising. It is typical of “their” kind.

  • think positive

    I have always found her extremely annoying. She’s just another hypocrite with a big mouth, in my opinion. It was only a matter of time before she, herself, wanted to stick her foot in it.

  • Givemeabreak

    Wow! Some really sensitive people about a joke in poor taste. It would have been better if she just said she went around grabbing vaginas because she is rich and can get away with it. You guys need a safe place? How about a tissue?

    • Writer Girl

      Give the tissues and safety to Kathy G. and her supporters, like the hags of The View. Apparently, the left hate the taste of their own medicine. You know there would be a riot (literally) if a comedian had done this with Obama.

      • Givemeabreak

        If she was a Republican and the joke was aimed at Obama you guys would have elected her President. Anything to make a liberal cry. Party before country. Party before decency. The party of family values. Haha.
        Trump; ” I could shoot someone and I wouldn’t lose any voters”.

      • Silverfish Imperetrix

        Obama ; “We won. You Republicans are gonna have to ride in the back of the bus.” (Blatantly racist.)
        Obama: “Argue with them and get in their face.”
        Obama: “If they bring a knife, we bring a gun.”
        Obama: “Punish our enemies and reward our friends..”
        Obama: “I don’t want the folks who created the mess to do any talking – I want them to get out of the way.”
        Good old liberal tolerance.

      • Givemeabreak

        All words. I thought words and low brow fake tough talk didn’t bother you guys? That Trump is just like your clan. I guess it’s only a problem and not proper when it is directed at your God or your tribe. I thought all you guys were down with Milo? Is your clan down with sexual abuse as long as it’s a liberal? It’s really hard to keep track of what offends or doesn’t offend Trumptards. I am going to find a vagina to grab as long as blood isn’t coming out of it like Megan Kelly.

      • Givemeabreak

        All quotes taken out of context. Fake News. If only Obama had a Kellyanne Conway or Sean Spicer to explain to you all what he “Really meant” it wouldn’t bother you guys. Remember that time Trump did that impression of that disabled guy that he really didn’t do?
        Do you want me to hold you and tell you everything is all right?

      • Silverfish Imperetrix

        I’ve the actual video of every one of those quotes on the internet, and actually remember him making some of them. Go find them and see just how in context they actually are.

      • Givemeabreak

        I did and most of them were him getting his base fired up. Just like Trump. That’s what you people don’t get. Republicans and Democrats aren’t that much different how they operate. Just opposite sides of the same coin. Neither party is better than the other. They are both self serving, dividing, and a way to control and manipulate.

    • Silverfish Imperetrix

      I don’t care for moral or political equivocation. That’s almost like saying good and evil are both sides of the same coin and they’re not. We all make our choices and live with them, but if you stand for nothing you’ll believe anything.

      • Givemeabreak

        Things aren’t black and white as good vs evil. I wish life was that simple. You should read George Washington farewell address about the two party system. Too long to post.

    • know class

      We get it, you don’t like Trump. But what is with your obsession with grabbing a part of the female anatomy? Hmm, let’s see – some trashy locker room talk from a wealthy businessman made years ago, or a popular ‘comedian’ with a worldwide audience holding the bloody severed head of the President of the United States? Not funny, not edgy, not anything but hate. And I would say the same if it was Obama, and I really, really didn’t like him or his policies. But I still recognized him as the President, a father, and a husband. So much for the tolerant left – you people better get your act together or you can kiss the next election goodbye too. Or maybe that’s what you want – more reason to show your true colors?

      • Givemeabreak

        What goes on in your mind that you can separate something that a Presidential candidate says who is going to represent the morals and values of our country and our children from what Kathy Griffen a garbage comedian on CNN says? I am also not a “Librul”. I am an Independent because I see both of your party’s BS and hypocrisy. I hope you don’t call yourself a conservative too. It seems like all the true conservatives are gone. Never thought I would yearn for them.

      • Know class

        Morals and values. You mean like Bill Clinton portrayed? Or like Obama did when he lit the White House up with rainbow lights? Those kind of values? I should have known you’re an independent. Someone that doesn’t have enough conviction to make a decision and choose a side, and then when things go bad for either party you can smugly say ‘I didn’t vote for them.’ You are just wasting your vote, always will. Do both sides a favor, just sit there, they’ll be better off without your lot.

  • Chuck

    In 2012 Ted Nugent threatened to go to the White House and chop Obama’s and Clinton and Biden’s heads off. Another time he expressed that he should put the Mongrel Dog Obama down by, I assume shooting him. I guessing you all had no problem with that. That was wrong he should have been punished by your standards as posted below. This Kathy woman ruined her own career by doing what she did. I would suggest that a double standard is being applied by most of the commenters. ….Fascinating.

    • Silverfish Imperetrix

      Ted’s actual quote: “We need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November.”

      Exaggerate much?

    • WarningFakeNews

      Ted didn’t. He would have been charged if he did, he was investigated and cleared.

      • Silverfish Imperetrix

        Being fair, Ted also said Obama could “suck on my machine gun” and called him a “mongrel” too, and the SS was all over him like stink on limburger for these comments. Griffin actively (and accurately) portrays Trump being beheaded on social media and elsewhere yet there’s no SS knocking at her door. (If I was Trump she’d be on her third day or so of a 90-day observation period in an accredited psychiatric institution.)

    • know class

      Ted Nugent never did and never will speak for me. And I’m a conservative, white, hetero, married, Christian middle-aged family man that loves to hunt, shoot, and vote Republican. ANY threat to the highest office in our land needs to be dealt with common accord, no partisanship. I recognized Obama as our President, same with Clinton – even though I disagreed with their party and policies. Maybe it’s time your side does the same? Or is that too much to ask?

  • anna

    She’s always had a big mouth…..too big for her own good. Although I cant stand Trump….she was way out of line…hate to burst her bubble…but this was far from funny!

  • sc

    Who is this Ugly Griffin broad that resembles (Lady Elaine from Mr. Rogers)anyway?… she looks like a drunken elderly clown

  • John Cleaver

    Just like Hillary, I hope she keep it up so more people can realize what an insane lunatic looks like. You go girl!

  • Kat

    I can’t even begin to comment on what a low life, dirt bag p.o.s. Griffin is, as I don’t like name calling, but her actions defy any humanity I have left! Time to fight fire with fire! She should be in jail! She’s despicable! And who the ef is she calling a bully after what she did!

  • Johnny

    Wow. This women should be jailed. Blame everyone but yourself for you’re disturbing photo. The liberals are complete lunatics

  • magicmikexxsm

    I find this amazing, so the washed up red head who works for CNN, tries out a vile evil hateful so called joke, and it backfires on her, because of the backlash of people calling into CNN, and her employer firers her for it, and this twit and her blood sucking lawyer, are trying to say it’s trumps fault..unfreaking believable …….
    Did anybody tell Kathy that CNN is no friend of Pres Trump, I mean come on people just look at the news coverage of him by CNN….Honey you are barking up the wrong tree…..
    Growing up I had parents that instilled core values in me, they always said take responsibility for your action no matter good or bad , you own it…..then while in the service for 10 years they enforced and preached those same values.
    Kathy should know better, she’s in the same generation as me,1 big difference is she was corrupted by left wing values, where I am not.

  • Tommttotime

    She must be the red headed step child you can’t fix stupid but you could put a damper on her income!!!

  • THAT'S NOT RACIST

    WTH does she expect? I apologize, I apologize, I apologize. Yeah, you apologize because you realize you crossed a line and now there’s no coming back. I hope whatever is left little of her despicable career is ruined. I’m sick of hollow apologies from everyone that knew better but did it anyhow. Skank.

  • I'm with all the HERS

    When people posted pictures of Obama hanging or lit on fire, nothing was said or done. Obama didn’t send the secret service after those people. He never even mentioned it. He went about his job running the country !!! I wish Trump would take a page from Obama’s play book just this one time and GROW THE EFF UP !!!

    • magicmikexxsm

      I’M WITH ALL THE HERS….
      Funny I seen on another message board almost the exact same post…I’d say someone cut and pasted a response here
      First off you didn’t have people who worked for news outlets doing to obama what she did to Trump, if it was done, it was done by average Joe Americans, doesn’t make it right, but for you to try and say, what you did it wrong, their was no major actor comedian who ever did anything like this to obama………so shut the hell up until you know what you’re talking about….

    • BYE BYE OBOZO

      How do you know he never sent the SS after them? How do you know they aren’t feeding snapping turtles in some bayou right now? Get over it – your messiah is gone and your side lost. Time for the adults to take over for at least four years. Maybe you’ll get your play time back again in 2020, but keep up the temper tantrums and intolerance and the USA will be a sea of red again.

    • Donna

      Seems that you watch The View to much…………….She got what she deserved,fired…………..

    • duncandisorderly

      “Obama didn’t send the secret service after those people.” Follow real news. Your President Trump is now looking into FACTS of Obama spying on Americans, taxes, computer, land phones, cell phones, etc. Get facts.

  • Play stupid games, win stupid prizes

    Trump built a wall of support and she ran into it, face first. Hands down, the funniest thing she’s ever done.

  • GTX

    Your parents should have told you. Don’t start something you can’t finish. Stupid is as stupid does.

  • Ruth Hagenbaugh

    She wants President Trump to apologize? She really has mental problems. After what she did to him and now she’s blaming him and his family for ruining her career? She needs to go live under a rock. She is insane.

  • Hahaha

    OMG!!!!! This chick is a dips**t!!! With all the crap isis is doing like ya know beheadings, she took it to a new level of low and she should be held accountable for it!! Suck it up sh*thead you did this to yourself and now I’m laughing!!!

  • Robert J Mills

    I will guarantee you that she is on drugs. Just look at her? Now she is trying to blame the President? Her and her ilk are surely lost in the wilderness.

    • Hahaha

      As a women I find that comment a little degrading because it’s not women thing it’s a dipsh*t thing!!! She’s a fool and a disgrace to
      Women!!!

  • pourlouie

    Not a huge trump fan. But you say that about any elected president, its probably career suicide. Not too smart.

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