Just a few days after Kathy Griffin and Tyler Shields released a picture of her working a pussy bow blouse while holding “Trump’s head” (aka a Party City mask covered with raspberry syrup), she hired a team of lawyers to help her fight against the Trump family and their supporters who she says have sent her detailed death threats. One of Kathy’s lawyers is Lisa Bloom, daughter of Gloria Allred. If Gloria Allred is the Legal Queen of Press Conferences, then Lisa Bloom is the Legal Princess of Press Conferences. So in the conference room of her L.A. office this morning, Lisa held a presser with Kathy. Kathy brought the raw emotion while talking about how her career is probably in the shit can for real and how never history has a sitting U.S. president gone after a comedian and tried to ruin them.
Kathy’s stunt has cost her jobs and fucked with her money. CNN dumped her. Squatty Potty dumped her. And several venues have canceled her shows. Lisa Bloom cried sexism when talking about the backlash against Kathy. Lisa said that dude artistes, like Marilyn Manson, have killed “Donald Trump” in videos or shows, and none of them have lost jobs or gotten as much shit as Kathy. Kathy then took to the mic. Since no Gloria Allred or Lisa Bloom press conference is complete without serious emotion and tears, I set the stopwatch on my iPhone and waited for Kathy to go there. She did a few times.
Kathy said that she knows she did a wrong and regrets it, but that she did something Trump is allergic to (apologized) and is still getting death threats and is the focus of a Secret Service investigation. Jabba the Trump, Jabba the Trump Jr. and Melania Trump all tweeted out against Kathy, and she says that they have also rounded up their “bots” to destroy her. Kathy also said she gets how Trump is using her as a distraction from the real issues like the Russia investigation. One reporter asked Kathy if she talked to Anderson Cooper, who spoke out against the picture, and she shook her head no while crying. The Gay Card Society just brought up Anderson’s Cooper’s name on their system, and immediately voided his membership for that!
Here’s a bit of the press conference:
While I do agree that the backlash against Kathy has been ridiculous, I have to say that the entire press conference was weird and shouldn’t have happened. Kathy says that she has been used as a distraction but then added to that distraction with this press conference. What she should’ve done is laid low for a while and then spoke out in a new Bravo series called: My Life On The FBI Watch List!
And at the end of the press conference, one reporter managed to be the biggest attention whore in the room by holding up a picture of Kathy holding “Lisa Bloom’s head” and asking her if she’s okay with it.
So congratulations to that guy!