Kathy Griffin has really taken it on the chin for her irresponsible and disgusting photo stunt that was universally excoriated by both right and left for depicting the severed head of President Donald Trump. But although she apologized, it sounds like she's planning to hit back against the supposed "bullying" from the Trump family.
In a tweet released Thursday, her lawyer Lisa Bloom posted a press statement.
Proud to announce that I represent Kathy Griffin. We will be holding a press conference tomorrow morning. Here's th… https://t.co/DXw9NVigYU— Lisa Bloom (@Lisa Bloom) 1496362512.0
The release reads, "Earlier this week, Ms. Griffin released a controversial photograph of herself posing with a faux-bloody mask of Donald Trump's face. Ms. Griffin and Ms. Bloom will explain the true motivation behind the image, and respond to the bullying from the Trump family she has endured."
It continued on to name the place and time of the press conference in California on Friday at 9 am.
The Trump family has come out to criticize Griffin for her terrible photograph, but some might bristle at the idea that Griffin has experienced "bullying" when it was she who began the furor with her admittedly bad decisions.
The president himself tweeted that his son Barron was very disturbed to see the image on the television.
Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself. My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1496229288.0
First lady Melania Trump released a short simple statement questioning the mental faculties of someone who would put out such a photograph.
Daughter-in-law to the president Lara Trump also criticized Griffin on Fox News, saying that it was "appalling" that she wasn't stopped by anyone in her retinue with better judgement about the photograph.
Donald Trump Jr. has also taken to Twitter to bat down criticism from various liberals and detractors - again, falling short of what most would call "bullying."
Griffin has lost her gig as the host of CNN's New Year's Day celebration, and lost other scheduled appearances as well over the furor. She eventually apologized, but some, like Fox News' Dana Perino, doubted the sincerity of the statement and wondered if it had all been planned beforehand.