Four months after the public outcry she received from tweeting images of herself posing with a fake severed head of President Donald Trump, comedian Kathy Griffin is once again at war — this time with the attorney who represented her in June.
Griffin is now giving interviews accusing attorney Lisa Bloom of “fame-whoring” and telling her off publicly on Twitter.
“Dear @LisaBloom pls stop calling me. If you’d like to refund me the tens of thousands of $$ I wasted on your services maybe I’ll talk to you,” Griffin tweeted Sunday.
Griffin said Bloom gave her bad advice in June, and complained that the nightmare of the days when she was publicly condemned for the infamous photot is still with her.
Dear @LisaBloom pls stop calling me. If you’d like to refund me the tens of thousands of $$ I wasted on your services maybe I’ll talk to you
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) October 22, 2017
“I’m not acting like some innocent — I’ve been around. But I’ve never been through anything like this. I’m still living it,” Griffin told The Daily Beast, recalling a conference call in which Bloom wanted Griffin to do a round of media interviews with Bloom accompanying her.
“Lisa said, ‘Kathy, I don’t like it that you’re the only other woman on this call and you’re not speaking up for me,’” Griffin said. “And I’m like, ‘Are you f—ing kidding me? After everything I’ve been through, you’re gonna try to play the f—ing feminist card with me? … Are you f—ing nuts? It doesn’t work that way. I don’t have your back on this one at all.’”
Bloom released a statement summarizing her side of the story.
My statement re Kathy Griffin. pic.twitter.com/Xhvwiz1pcx
— Lisa Bloom (@LisaBloom) October 22, 2017
“Kathy Griffin reached out to me after her Trump mask photo posted a few months ago and a few days later I had a press conference with her,” Bloom wrote. “Her entire team (entertainment lawyer, criminal lawyer and several others) approved in advance the statements she and I were going to make.”
Bloom then said the news conference did not go as originally planned.
“Yet Kathy then during the press conference spontaneously chose to put aside the notes we had worked so hard on together. She said on camera ‘my notes are by the wayside and it’s all off the cuff’ and then ad libbed. I was sorry she made that choice but I respected her right to speak as she saw fit,” Bloom said.
“She was, as she always says, then widely panned for her comments. Now she blames me. She’s the only client I’ve ever had who chose to extemporize at a press conference rather than read from notes we prepared in advance,” she added.
She then took a conciliatory note in closing.
“Kathy has now made a video about how women should stand together, and yet she’s attacked me, a lifetime women’s right attorney, and not the rest of her team, all of whom were men. This is sad, but I still believe that Kathy Griffin is one of the funniest comics alive, that she meant no ill will with the photo, and I wish her the best.”
Griffin then added a further statement.
“There’s right and wrong, and I think it’s time to expose some stuff. I hired her (Bloom) for a couple of days during my Trump mask scandal. It didn’t go well,” she said, according to the U.K. Daily Mail.
“If you want my Lisa Bloom statement, anybody, OK, here it is. Yes, I got Bloomed. Yes, I did not have a good experience with her. I felt that she and her husband exacerbated my personal situation. That horrible press conference was a disaster. I’m not gonna sue Lisa Bloom. I don’t think Lisa Bloom should be shot, like people want to shoot me.
“So there’s my f—ing statement,” she concluded.
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