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

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

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

Malkin said it makes her blood boil to think about an innocent child being traumatized by such a "sick and vile image". According to her, "This wouldn't happen to a guy.I have been living with this my whole career".

"I'm not afraid of Trump", she said.

"I thought about Megyn Kelly, and I thought about the blood coming from everywhere", Griffin said. "He picked the wrong redhead!"

At a press conference in Los Angeles, Griffin said that despite the alleged threats she would not stop making jokes at the president's expense. "I'm going to be honest - [Trump] broke me".

Attorney Lisa Bloom announced plans to hold a press conference on the matter through a news release posted on Twitter.

Bloom said the Trump image was a response to then-candidate Trump's campaign comment that former Fox news anchor Megyn Kelly had "blood coming out of her eyes", and that it wasn't a threat of violence against Trump, whom they called "the most woman-hating tyrannical president" in USA history.

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

Backlash against Griffin has continued to grow and the comedian said five of her performances had been cancelled this week.

Griffin apologized for the "joke", but remained defiant in her attitude towards the president. My children, especially my 11-year-old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this.

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. Trump, first lady Melania Trump and Donald Trump Jr. have publicly criticized the video.

A distraught Griffin said while her humour may not be palatable to everyone, she did not deserve the vicious online onslaught she has been facing.

"He's a bully", Griffin said in a Friday press conference.

The 56-year-old comedian said those statements prompted her to pose with the Trump severed head, which was a mask mounted on a Styrofoam wig mold.

She has since apologised for the video.