Kathy Griffin, actress and comedian, was questioned this week by secret service for over an hour after the incident where she decided it would be ‘hilarious’ to take pictures with an effigy of Donald Trump’s head covered in blood a few months ago.
While her lawyer scoffed at it, saying that a probe was unnecessary, his client was clearly making a comedic statement, Griffin is still being probed by security.
A full investigation was launched into her ‘comedy routine’.
The Daily Mail reports:
Griffin was interviewed by the Secret Service for over an hour, according to journalist Yashar Ali.
The investigation is ongoing.
Last month, her Los Angeles-based lawyer, Dmitry Gorin, told reporters that his client intends to fully cooperate with the probe, which he feels is unnecessary.
‘She basically exercised her First Amendment rights to tell a joke,’ he told The New York Times.
‘When you look at everything in the media, all the times entertainers make videos or express themselves in other ways, you’ve never seen an entertainer, let alone a comedian, be subject to a criminal investigation.’
Griffin tearfully apologized last month for posing with a fake bloodied and severed head depicting Trump, saying that she felt her career was now over and that Trump ‘broke’ her.
Griffin lost sponsorships and jobs, including her role as co-host of CNN’s New Year’s Eve coverage with journalist Anderson Cooper, since the photograph and video from the shoot appeared on social media.
In addition, President Trump added that the picture traumatized his 11-year-old son the most, gaining the public’s sympathy.
Griffin has been harassed, received death threats, and been dropped by enough sponsors that even she admitted this may have been a career-ending move.