Kathy Griffin still receives severe death threats over Trump stunt

Esequiel Farfan
Febrero 1, 2018

Kathy Griffin has recalled the infamous "severed Trump head" incident that saw her blackballed past year, as she prepares to hit the comeback trail and resurrect her career.

The comic added that she wasn't initially fazed by the death threats, or the canceled gigs, or even the public criticism from friends like Anderson Cooper (whom she has not spoken to since).

Griffin said her mother, Maggie (l)., did not like the infamous photo.

. It's huge.' And my lawyers looked at me like, 'What are you doing?' The agents got very interested and were like, 'What is it for?' And I was like, 'It's not for anything.

Griffin and her boyfriend, Randy Bick, had originally planned to avoid watching the broadcast, which Griffin had previously hosted with former friend Anderson Cooper (the two haven't spoken since Cooper called Griffin's photo "disgusting and completely inappropriate" on Twitter.) However, once they began receiving texts that the show was a "trainwreck" without her on it, they made a decision to tune in.

Donald Trump tweeted: 'Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself.

The comedian told THR she received death threats and the Federal Bureau of Investigation got involved.

Reportedly, she lost her friendship with Cooper and it "ended nearly immediately after he tweeted about her photo".

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"There's a pile that we think is harmless and a pile that's questionable", Griffin said.

"I wondered, 'Should I cancel the dinner?' And then I thought, 'No, these are three women who could probably give me good advice, '" she recalled.

She shared: "I said, 'No". These are theatres that are normally playing Mamma Mia! or Stomp, and all of a sudden they're getting calls saying they're going to 'shoot her in the ### live on stage.' That was the most common threat.

Griffin remembers being interrogated by two Secret Service officers, one male and one female, at her home and even a piece of memorabilia she was given for hosting the Gay Porn Awards raised suspicion when she was asked if she kept any weapons in her house. "And that they were going to 'cut my head off and stuff it up my ###'".

"I said, 'No. Oh, well, I have a sword". "She is one of the funniest people in the world", he says. I was like, 'I'll tell you what: "You go away for five years, '" she told THR. "You know the gays!"

The Fashion Police star became a pariah in her native America for much of 2017 and had to go overseas to continue her stand-up career. I didn't rape anybody. "I didn't get a DUI", she told THR.

Katy - who is in a long-term relationship with her tour manager Randy Bick - said: 'I didn't commit a crime. "I mean, my God, there are celebrities that f###ing kill people".

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