Kathy Griffin is holding a press conference on Friday to complain about the “bullying from the Trump family that she has endured” following the release of a photo spread showing the comedian holding up a bloodied head of President Trump.
Lisa Bloom, the daughter of famed feminist litigator Gloria Allred and Griffin’s newly hired lawyer, made the shocking announcement on Twitter.
Bloom says that she and Griffin will “announce the true motivation” behind the photo shoot.
Proud to announce that I represent Kathy Griffin. We will be holding a press conference tomorrow morning. Here’s the details. pic.twitter.com/1FejPNGzoV
— Lisa Bloom (@LisaBloom) June 2, 2017
Griffin has already suffered financially from the photo spread. CNN dropped her as a host for its New Years Eve broadcast. Squatty Potty, a company that sells toilet stools, also dumped Griffin.
Trump and several of his family members have responded to Griffin, though nothing they’ve said would seem to constitute “bullying,” as Bloom asserts.
Trump took to Twitter to respond to the photo.
First lady Melania Trump issued a statement blasting the 56-year-old Griffin.
“As a mother, a wife, and a human being, that photo is very disturbing. When you consider some of the atrocities happening in the world today, a photo opportunity like this is simply wrong and makes you wonder about the mental health of the person who did it,” she said.
Griffin published a tweet saying she was sorry for posing for the photo, which was taken by photographer Tyler Shields.