Published: Mon, June 12, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Donald Trump and family are trying to ruin my career: Kathy Griffin

Donald Trump and family are trying to ruin my career: Kathy Griffin

USA comedian Kathy Griffin tearfully accused Donald Trump and his family Friday of trying to ruin her life, revealing she had faced death threats from supporters of the president over a prop depicting his bloodied, severed head.

"What's happening to me has never happened in the history of this great country", Griffin said at a press conference where she was flanked by her attorneys, including Lisa Bloom.

She choked up and said, "I don't want to get arrested today".

As a result, Bloom said Griffin has received death threats and even heard from the Secret Service.

The tweets came a couple hours after Kathy spoke out in an emotional press conference about the photo she posed for with a bloody Trump head.

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.

Griffin said that she participated in the photo shoot because she wanted to make an "absurdist artsy statement" that was "over the top" to symbolize what she sees as America's demise under Trump.

IOS 11 Automatically Deletes Unused Apps
Siri will get a "more human voice" in iOS 11 , and Maps will have new cities, better navigation, speed limits, and lane guidance. Among other things, there are redesigns in the App Store , Calculator, and Podcasts, with a new app drawer in Messages .

Donald Trump said Griffin's actions had impacted on his family.

Griffin stressed that she was not taking back her apology for making the video.

Comedian Kathy Griffin is apologizing for photo she posted of her holding a severed head appearing to be President Trump.

"Kathy did not forget that disgusting remark", the lawyer said, explaining that it prompted her to team up with a photographer to show "what it would look like if his own insults were turned on him".

Ms Bloom said the comedian had a First Amendment right to make fun of the president. He says he takes seriously that Minnesotans were upset by her behavior, which he characterizes as "inappropriate and not something that should be anywhere" in the national discourse.

The comic has faced controversies before for her abrasive humour, but none as widespread as the one generated by the Trump images. While the 56-year-old apologized in response to the outrage-saying she feels "horrible"-she also said the backlash from the first family is bullying".

Like this: