Kathy Griffin's Final Tour Date Canceled Amid Donald Trump Drama
- Author: Larry Hoffman Jun 04, 2017,
Jun 04, 2017, 1:43
"I'm gonna be honest, he broke me", Griffin said Friday of Trump's response.
Griffin has lost sponsorships and jobs, including her role as co-host of CNN's New Year's Eve coverage with journalist Anderson Cooper, since a photograph and video from the shoot appeared on social media on Tuesday. The Secret Service has opened a criminal investigation into the post.
Griffin and celebrity photographer Tyler Shields posted photo and video of her posing with fake head on Tuesday.
"I don't think I will have a career" after this, Griffin said, adding that she has had five performances cancelled this week.
Reed says the press conference was an attempt for Griffin to turn the attention back on herself, and he mocked her for having no career left.
At his daily briefing on Friday, White House spokesman Sean Spicer declined to respond to Griffin's remarks, saying that the president, the first lady and the Secret Service had made clear their views on the photo.
An email sent Friday afternoon called Griffin's photo shoot disrespectful and obscene.
"If you don't stand up, you get run over", Griffin said.
She switched between contriteness to combativeness during the press conference, during which she attempted several nervous jokes that drew laughs mostly from her attorney, Lisa Bloom.
The comedian said she is also getting "detailed death threats".
But a source said, "Kathy totally misjudged this".
The picture was never meant as anything malicious and that it was supposed to be interpreted in different ways, she added.
Bloom, a former truTV anchor and lawyer Gloria Allred's daughter, has represented Wendy Walsh, who has accused former Fox News Channel personality Bill O'Reilly of hurting her career after she spurned his advances. Griffin said five of her performances have been canceled this week.
Mr Trump's son, Don Jr, daughter-in-law, Lara, and First Lady, Melania Trump, have all attacked Griffin in the wake of the controversy.
Sen. Al Franken has dis-invited Griffin from an event promoting his new book, "Giant of the Senate". "I consider her a friend and I'm glad she realized she crossed the line and apologized", Franken said. "I understand why Minnesotans were upset by this, and I take that very seriously".
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday called Griffin "disgusting" and said the photo was "completely outrageous". She was also fired by CNN from a decade-long gig hosting a New Year's Eve celebration with Anderson Cooper.
Griffin says she will not refrain from joking about Trump in the future.
The comic has faced controversies before for her abrasive humor, but none as widespread as the one generated by Tuesday's images.