Kathy Griffin: President Trump is 'trying to ruin my life'

As CNN and other sources are reporting, Griffin held a news conference Friday, with her attorney, Lisa Bloom, to give the comedian's side of the story.

She said in a press conference Friday that she is sorry for posting the video and predicts her career may be over.

The tearful comedian told the press he was trying to ruin her, "He broke me... and it's wrong". "If I could redo the whole thing, I would have had a blow-up doll and no ketchup".

"Then I saw the tide turning", she continued, adding that she has received death threats. "I would never want to hurt anyone, much less a child". "A sitting President of the United tSates and his grown children and the first lady are personally, I feel, personally trying to ruin my life forever", Kathy Griffin, comedian.

Griffin said she's an "in-your-face comedian" who loves to make people laugh and, in this case, "I made a disgusting mistake".

"The message is clear".

"As a mother, a wife, and a human being, that photo is very disturbing", Melania Trump said of the photo, saying it "makes you wonder about the mental health of the person who did it".

Griffin apologized in a video posted to Twitter hours after celebrity news website TMZ published a picture from the shoot with photographer Tyler Shields and an accompanying video.

Speaking to reporters, Griffin first stood defiant in the face of the uproar, blaming the criticism on attention that Trump and his family gave to the story on social media.

Mr Trump tweeted this week that Griffin "should be ashamed of herself" for the "sick" stunt, adding that his son, Barron, 11, was having a "hard time with this". "And I'm going to do it more now". The images prompted CNN to fire Griffin from her decade-long gig hosting a New Year's Eve special she had co-hosted with Anderson Cooper.

Bloom explained it this way, "It was a parody of Trump's own sexist remarks taken to an extreme level... she never envisioned it as a threat of violence against Trump".

Kathy Griffin's photo of a bloody and headless Donald Trump was the talk of the town Tuesday, and people on both sides of the aisle pretty quickly agreed that it was tasteless and unfunny. "I feel disgusting. I did not think people would try to murder me or mobilize other people to murder me".

She has also been contacted by the Secret Service.

She was sacked from CNN as co-host of the company's annual New Yea's Eve coverage.

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