Photo by Greg Doherty/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Ever since she was photographed last May holding a fake, bloody severed head of President Donald Trump, Kathy Griffin has been persona non grata in Hollywood.
In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the comedian is opening up about her life in exile.
“I didn’t commit a crime. I didn’t rape anybody. I didn’t assault anybody. I didn’t get a DUI. I mean, my God, there are celebrities that f****** kill people,” she said.
“When you’re a woman, you get one f*****, and it’s over,” she added. “When you’re a guy, you get chance after chance after chance.”
Griffin said that after she tweeted the controversial image, taken by celebrity photographer Tyler Shields, her lucrative comedy career fell apart overnight: The rest of her U.S. comedy tour was canceled and she was fired from her CNN New Year’s Eve hosting gig with Anderson Cooper.
The comedian told THR she received death threats and the FBI got involved. Meanwhile she was investigated by the Secret Service to see if she was a credible threat to the president. She told reporters in July she had been cleared.
Griffin sought advice from crisis experts.
“I was hearing, ‘Go away for five years. I was like, ‘I’ll tell you what: You go away for five years,'” she told THR.
Griffin did go overseas, where she mounted her successful Laugh Your Head Off Tour in New Zealand, Australia, Singapore and Europe. And now she’s plotting her comeback in the U.S.
“The minute I do something that makes money, they will all love me again,” she told THR. “When I’m dead, I’ll be a legend. But not now.”
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