Kathy Griffin claims Donald Trump is bullying her after posing with his bloodied head
Comic Kathy Griffin has claimed President Trump is bullying her.
The 56-year-old comic shocked America when she posed for photographs holding a bloodied, ‘beheaded’ Donald Trump.
The graphic image caused an uproar, with prominent Trump critic Griffin being forced to apologise for the ‘stunt’ in a grovelling video.
Ms Griffin admitted the photoshoot “crossed the line”, but says the abuse in response has gone too far.
She has now spoken out over the row, labelling the 45th president a “bully”.
“I am not afraid of Donald Trump.
“He is a bully,” she remarked of the controversy.
“A sitting president of the United States and his grown children and the first lady are personally trying to ruin my life forever,” she said.
“You guys know him, he’s not going to stop.”
Attorney Lisa Bloom added: “The message is clear: criticise the President, lose your job.”
Griffin has now been fired for the stunt by CNN.
The channel had employed her to host their New Year’s Eve show with Anderson Cooper since 2007, but has says she will not be hosting their show again.
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A CNN spokesperson called the photos “disgusting and offensive.”
Cooper said he was “appalled by the photo shoot.”
“It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate,” he wrote on Twitter.
Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Hillary Clinton, who won the most votes in the 2016 election, called the photo “vile and wrong.”
“It is never funny to joke about killing a president,” she wrote on Twitter.
Squatty Potty, a line of footstools for toilets, also axed Griffin from their advertising campaign following the images.
Additionally, Route 66 Casino Hotel in New Mexico announced on Facebook it had cancelled a performance by Griffin scheduled for July at the resort.