Kathy Griffin said she was & # 39; unemployed and uninsurable & # 39; had remained after her notorious photo with an image of the severed head of Donald Trump.
The comedian said she had been threatened and was approached by a man with a knife after the 2017 stunt who made her a Hollywood pariah.
Griffin initially apologized for the stunt but later withdrew that statement and now stands by the photo and maintains that it was free speech.
Now she has released a movie – which was partially taken on her iPhone at the height of the scandal – in an attempt to tell her side of the story.
Stunt went wrong: Kathy Griffin poses with the image of Donald Trump & # 39; s severed head in 2017 – causing indignation from the entire political spectrum
& # 39; You can be as offended by that photo as you want, it doesn't bother me at all, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; But I want people to know that I have not broken the law. If you take such a & # 39; n photo, you have not broken the law.
& # 39; I have not in any way violated the first amendment. If you take such a photo, you have not in any way violated the First Amendment. & # 39;
After the photo, she also had to buy metal detectors because & # 39; there were all kinds of incidents. A man came to me with a knife in Houston, & she said.
The two-time winner of Emmy claimed that she had been investigated by the federal authorities as to whether she was a credible threat.
She then said that she was placed under federal investigation and even banned from flying, while she was also interrogated under oath … which never happened in the history of this country & # 39 ;.
& # 39; The president and the Department of Justice should not make you unemployed and uninsurable & she said.
& # 39; I'm still on the D-list, & # 39; she joked, referring to the Bravo reality series that earned her two Emmy Awards.
Griffin, pictured earlier this month in New York, said she had faced threats and was approached by a man with a knife after the 2017 stunt who made her a Hollywood pariah
The scandal broke out in May 2017 when Griffin posed with the bloody mask in a photo shoot with photographer Tyler Shields.
Griffin, now 58, subtitled it with a reference to & # 39; blood coming from its everywhere & # 39; – a piece about Trump's controversial remarks about TV host Megyn Kelly.
But the photo was generally understood as a joke about the violent death of the president.
She was convicted from the entire political spectrum, including by the president himself, who said Griffin & # 39; should be ashamed & # 39 ;.
Trump called the stunt & # 39; sick & # 39; and added that his young son Barron & # 39; had a hard time & # 39 ;.
Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton, called it & # 39; mean and wrong & # 39; and said it was never funny to be kidding about killing a president & # 39 ;.
Griffin was dropped from CNN & # 39; s New Year & # 39; s Eve show and co-host Anderson said the photo & # 39; clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate & # 39; used to be.
She was the co-presenter of CNN & # 39; s New Year & # 39; s Eve broadcast for 10 years before being fired in the aftermath of the photo.
This photo of July 16 shows Kathy Griffin posing for a portrait in New York to see her film & # 39; Kathy Griffin: A Hell of a Story & # 39; to promote a self-made report of Trump's photo scandal
The comedian initially withdrew and admitted that they were & # 39; way too far & # 39; had gone and asked for & # 39; forgiveness & # 39 ;.
But since then she has reversed her apology.
Two days after the fallout of the photo, she started filming on her iPhone to record what was happening at that time.
The result is a feature film & # 39; Kathy Griffin: A Hell of a Story & # 39; that is partly documentary, partly comedy special.
She financed it herself and carried a poster from interview to interview on a recent press day.
The documentary part will be raw, Griffin said. & # 39; Like ugly Kathy, no makeup, crying. & # 39; She recorded standing segments that have been edited in the film.
Fathom Events has agreed to show the film in 700 American theaters on 31 July.
& # 39; I just want people to know that you don't have to go down. You can take a few punches, but after I hit the bucket, I want someone to leave, do you know that crazy red head? They have her, but she didn't go down. & # 39;
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