Kathy Griffin to 'Respond to Bullying' From Trumps Today
She'll hold a presser with her attorney Friday morning
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 2, 2017 5:12 AM CDT
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A combination photo of President Trump and comedian Kathy Griffin.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, left, and Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – "I beg for your forgiveness. I went too far," Kathy Griffin said on Tuesday regarding the "too disturbing" photo of her holding President Trump's severed head, and she's scheduled to end the week by addressing the photo flap a second time. Variety reports the comedian and her attorney, Lisa Bloom, will hold a press conference at 9am in Woodland Hills, Calif. Per a press announcement posted to Twitter by Bloom, the two plan to "explain the true motivation behind the image, and respond to the bullying from the Trump family she has endured." No further elaboration was given.

Meanwhile, another domino has fallen for Griffin. Politico reports that on Thursday night Sen. Al Franken backtracked on an earlier decision and said that while he considers Griffin a friend, "I've come to the conclusion that it would be best for her not to participate" in a July 7 event in California to promote his new book, Giants of the Senate. "I understand why Minnesotans were upset by this, and I take that very seriously." (Griffin has lost two other gigs over the photo.)

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