Comedian Kathy Griffin fears arrest over Trump beheading photo

12 Juin, 2017, 15:27 | Author: Lucrece Courtet
  • Kathy Griffin is an outspoken critic of Donald TrumpAFP  File

Liberal comedian Kathy Griffin confirmed Friday that she is being investigated by the U.S. Secret Service following a publicity stunt where she posed with a bloodied, severed head of President Donald Trump. "A sitting president of the United States is personally trying to ruin my life forever".

CNN reports that Griffin said, "If you don't stand up, you get run over", adding, "What's happening to me has never happened in this great country".

Speaking for the first time since Griffin said: 'I'm going to make fun of The President and I'm going to make fun of him more now'. "I've had everybody turn on me and I just wanna make people laugh".

Griffin says the photo and video shoot were motivated by Trump's comments in August 2015 about then-Fox News Channel anchor Megyn Kelly.

Griffin, too, said the response she received was unprecedented.

"He wants to mess with me?" the comedian said. Griffin says the image was meant to be a parody to what she says were previous sexist remarks by President Trump.

The comic has faced controversies before for her abrasive humor, but none as widespread as the one generated by Tuesday's images.

Stress test: High-wire Cavs stay alive in NBA Finals
This time, though, Green will have a chance to change that narrative from his customary place in Golden State's starting lineup. So that's - you know, the Warriors are not going to win if Stephen Curry doesn't score any points in the first half.


Next Weeks Broker Price Targets For TopBuild Corp (NYSE:BLD)
The stock of TopBuild Corp (NYSE:BLD) hit a new 52-week high and has $57.81 target or 8.00 % above today's $53.53 share price. Analysts reviewing TopBuild Corp have recently updated their recommended buy/sell ratings and price targets on the stock.


Theresa May to meet DUP leader Arlene Foster after statement 'error'
At one of its most important moments in its history, the country is rudderless and facing a constitutional crisis. But even in this her lack of authority prevented her from major moves or sackings.


In a press conference held earlier today, a visibly emotional Griffin explained how she believes the Trumps are trying to sabotage her. "I feel disgusting. I did not think people would try to murder me or mobilize other people to murder me".

Trump said the image of Griffin with the gory mask resembling him was "sick" and had traumatized his family, especially his youngest son, 11-year-old Barron.

Griffin apologized within hours of the images appearing online.

There's been no public word from Griffin since her May 30 Twitter apology.

She said a number of Griffin's engagements have been canceled and blamed Trump for CNN's decision to sever its relationship with the comedian, saying: "Criticize the president; lose your job".

In other words, the Trumps had the audacity to use their celebrity status to respond to an attack against them by Ms. Griffin who (clearing throat) used her celebrity status to attack them.

Conseillé:

  • Corbyn to push forward plan for far-left government

    Britain's Conservatives have lost their majority in the general elections that has resulted in a hung parliament . May called an election three years ahead of schedule, at a time when her party was well ahead in the polls .
    President Trump faces new lawsuit over business empire

    President Trump faces new lawsuit over business empire

    The lawsuit centers around Trump's decision to keep ownership of his company after becoming president. More details are expected to be released during a news conference at 12 p.m.

    Texas Permanent School Fund Sells 321 Shares of Chesapeake Lodging Trust (CHSP)

    Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in shares of Chatham Lodging Trust by 11.1% in the fourth quarter. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 34,178 shares in the company, valued at $832,576.08.
  • RBI nearly done listing loans for resolution through bankruptcy: Arun Jaitley

    RBI nearly done listing loans for resolution through bankruptcy: Arun Jaitley

    The government is "actively working" towards consolidation of banks, said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday. RBI has constituted a committee which is working on resolution of NPAs.

    Has $450000 Position in Manhattan Associates, Inc. (MANH)

    Zacks Investment Research raised Manhattan Associates from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Wednesday, April 5th. Hermes Investment Management Ltd. acquired a new stake in Manhattan Associates during the first quarter worth about $44,041,000.

    Girl disqualified from soccer game because she looked like a boy

    A soccer prodigy, she was originally allowed to play on the 11-year-old roster even though she's eight years old. As for her short haircut, Mili said she likes it that way and doesn't plan on changing it anytime soon.
  • Kane rescues draw for England against Scotland in qualifying

    Roberston was confident about Scotland's prospects in all four matches and possibly taking second place in the group. Just like they were after Gareth Bale's 30-yard free-kick beat him at Euro 2016 nearly a year ago to the day.
    Bette Midler Takes Them All, Wins Tony Award for

    Bette Midler Takes Them All, Wins Tony Award for "Hello, Dolly!"

    How about: His impression of Bill Clinton even caught the fancy of a former vice president in the audience - Joe Biden. It went to Michael Aronov for his role in " Oslo " and not to fan favorite and first-time Tony nominee Danny DeVito .

    Dancing Kevin Spacey steals the show at Tony awards

    It went to Michael Aronov for his role in " Oslo " and not to fan favorite and first-time Tony nominee Danny DeVito . Other winners included August Wilson's " Jitney ", which drove away with the Tony for best play revival.
  • Saudi's Al-Falih sees no need to alter oil-cuts deal

    Saudi's Al-Falih sees no need to alter oil-cuts deal

    Novak said the group was aware that bringing the oil market into balance would attract investment into the shale industry. Prices increased $0.19 to close at $45.83 on Friday, trimming the weekly decline to 3.8%.

    "Match plié" mais pas de "Macron-mania", selon la presse — Résultats législatives

    Mais Les Républicains et l'UDI, qui espéraient priver le nouveau président Macron de majorité, voient cet objectif s'éloigner. Le premier secrétaire du PS, Jean-Christophe Cambadélis, a reconnu un " recul sans précédent de la gauche ".
    Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro receives a price cut of Rs. 5000

    Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro receives a price cut of Rs. 5000

    Till now, there has not been any official confirmation or announcement from Samsung regarding the price cut on the Galaxy C9 Pro . On the connectivity front, the device offers Dual SIM, 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC and a USB Type C.


Populaire

First fall in consumer spending since 2013
In contrast, spending on miscellaneous goods and services, which include hairdressers and jewellery, increased 7.1%. Spending on clothing and footwear declined by 5.2% annually in May, and was down 4.1% on household goods.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic posts message after being officially released by Man United
ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC is set to join MLS side LA Galaxy following his release from Manchester United . Zlatan Ibrahimovic is officially a free agent.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel: EU ready for Brexit talks
That means the DUP will back the government on key votes, but it's not a coalition government or a broader pact. The main opposition Labour Party surpassed expectations by winning 262.

IPhone8 rumors: Apple likely to oust gigabit support
With the new chip, Apple seeks to separate the computationally intensive tasks from the iPhone's processor and graphics chip. Apple recently saw a colossal intraday drop since May 17 with shares dropping as low as 1.6 percent to $152.56 in NY .

Where does the smart home fit into Apple's HomePod?
You may already be familiar with one or more of Siri, Google Assistant and Alexa , the smart assistants that power these speakers. The more HomePods, the better the experience-at least that's what Apple is counting on customers discovering.

Triumph Street Triple 765 launched in India at Rs 8.50 lakh
The all-new Street Triple S draws power from an all-new 765cc inline triple engine producing 111bhp and 73Nm of peak torque. With respect to the suspension setup, the 2017 Triumph Street Triple uses a Showa suspension at the front and rear.

Brokenshire not keen on Stormont mediator move amid DUP deal criticism
Taoiseach-in-waiting Leo Varadkar has said the British government should not become too close to any party in Northern Ireland. Such a move could lead to a softer Brexit, which would be welcomed by businesses on both sides of the Border.

En Marche! vers un raz-de-marée historique à l'Assemblée — Législatives
Législatives: découvrez les résultats du premier tour dans votre circonscriptionAbstention record, vague En marche!, "dégagisme". C'est l'abstention qui en est sortie grand vainqueur: 51,29% des électeurs ne se sont pas rendus aux urnes.

Le parti de Macron en voie d'une majorité — Législatives en France
Dans cette configuration, et dans une projection large, le parti de Macron pourrait obtenir plus de 400 sièges, voire 420. Dont une partie devrait au final soutenir la majorité présidentielle. "Je suis pour la présomption de confiance".

Un élève déguisé en Chaplin est pris pour Hitler
Je trouve ça déplacé et pas normal", a raconté l'adolescent au journal. " J'ai trouvé ça choquant ", a-t-il insisté. Une photo de l'élève, bras levé pour singer le salut nazi, a d'ailleurs circulé sur les réseaux sociaux.