While Kathy Griffin continues her sympathy crusade after weathering a storm of criticism for her awful Trump severed-head photo, sources say she's seething about how Anderson Cooper dropped her from his CNN New Year's Eve broadcast like a hot potato.
Griffin and her attorneys appeared at a free-wheeling news conference Friday morning in which Griffin cried and again apologized for the shoot. I'm gonna make fun of the president. He broke me. He broke me.
Griffin apologized for the picture - released on Tuesday by the celebrity photographer Tyler Shields - after a tirade of criticism from conservatives and liberals, saying in a video "I beg for your forgiveness" for having "crossed a line". I'm going to be honest, he broke me, she said, sobbing.
"What's happening to me has never happened", Griffin said.
A distraught Griffin said while her humor may not be palatable to everyone, she did not deserve the vicious online onslaught she has been facing.
He called it "outrageous" and added, "I believe she's going to be cleared", calling the stunt a "bad joke" his client has apologised for.More news: DE and Virginia Governors Join Climate Change Group
The comedian faced swift backlash for the photo from both Democrats and Republicans, and Trump, first lady Melania Trump and other members of the Trump family criticized Griffin on social media.
Meanwhile, Griffin has been receiving some support from her fellow comedians, including Jamie Foxx and Jim Carrey, who spoke exclusively to ET about the photo shoot scandal.
Since the image went viral May 30, at least five venues have cancelled appearances by Griffin.
On Wednesday, Griffin was sacked from her gig on CNN's New Year's Eve program, which she had co-hosted alongside Anderson Cooper since 2007.
At the conference, Griffin reiterated "that apology absolutely stands".
"Oops. I spilled my tea", Lovato said in a follow-up tweet.
Bloom deflected a question regarding past comments Griffin admitted to have made about the president's 11-year-old son, Barron Trump, who was reportedly affected by seeing the video. "I feel awful. I did not think people would try to murder me or mobilize other people to murder me".