On Friday night, Kathy Griffin joined Stephen Colbert to talk about the infamous Trump severed head photo that changed the course of her life.
“Yes, I took a photo that changed my life irrevocably,” Griffin said. “That was one thing. Because the walls caved in on me, and the accidental president– it’s an accident– he tweeted at me that, you know, my– he tweeted against me, which made everything cancel in my life, basically.”
Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself. My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017
She continued on: “I was in the middle of a 50-city tour, and within 12 hours I had not one single day of work ahead of me. And, by the way, to this day, I do not have one single day of paid work ahead of me. So I’ve been digging myself out of this rabbit hole for last year and a half. ”
She then said the day after the Trump tweet she got a call that she was being put under federal investigation and they considered charging her with “conspiracy to assassinate the president of the United States.”
“So a lot of people thought you know I got a call from the Secret Service or got in fake Hollywood trouble. But, no, this is real-life trouble,” she stressed.
“That’s where your tax dollars went, everybody, investigating Kathy Griffin,” she quipped a while later before noting she got fired from CNN, people turned against her and the death threats were “very immediate” after the gory photo.
“Anderson Cooper said I was disgusting, and I lost about 75% of my friends that never came back. And it was hard,” she said.
Griffin then talked about how she then decided to go abroad to find an audience has since worked to get her life back.