Kathy Griffin and lawyer to discuss Trump photo fallout

Griffin said she is the subject of a Secret Service investigation, but did not provide any further information about the inquiry or if she was co-operating.

A picture from the photo shoot with Los Angeles-based artist Tyler Shields surfaced online Tuesday morning, setting off a firestorm on social media. "A sitting president of the United States and his grown children and the first lady are trying to ruin my life forever".

"He broke me", Griffin added while describing the "personal attacks".

Kathy Griffin claims she has been bullied by the Trump family and will hold a press conference to explain herself.

Kathy Griffin has lawyered up amid cutthroat backlash over her gory anti-Trump photo shoot. They were met with swift and widespread condemnation.

"I sincerely apologize", Griffin said in a video on Twitter. "I'm a comic. I cross the line". I move the line then I cross it. She also posted a video on YouTube video admitting she "went too far". I understand how it affects people.

The release reads, "Earlier this week, Ms. Griffin released a controversial photograph of herself posing with a faux-bloody mask of Donald Trump's face".

The tweet drew a response from Donald Trump Jr., who fired back: "It takes a real man to pick on an 11-year-old".

Bloom called it a "beatdown" on Griffin.

The blowback was immediate, and the 56-year-old comedian was subsequently let go by CNN, where she routinely hosted their New Year's Eve special, alongside Anderson Cooper, for the last 10 years.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday called Griffin "disgusting" and said the photo was "completely outrageous". "After careful consideration of recent events and for the safety of our patrons, Kathy Griffin's November 3 performance has been canceled".

Griffin had been set to appear alongside Franken at an event at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on July 7 to discuss Franken's new book, Giant of the Senate.

  • Salvatore Jensen