Kathy Griffin accused President Donald Trump and his family of launching a campaign to destroy her life in response to the image she posted earlier this week in which she appeared to be holding the commander-in-chief's severed head.
The comedian broke down in tears as she detailed the torrent of abuse she has been receiving online, and the constant death threats which she described as detailed and specific.
She stated however that she will not back down from this fight, saying: 'I am not afraid of Donald Trump. He is a bully.'
Later in the interview Griffin said that her career was likely over now as a result of this incident, and that President
Trump had 'broke' her, moments after she declared: 'There's a bunch of old white guys trying to silence me!'
Griffin, 56, declared at one point that this would not be happening to her if she was a 'white man.'
Her lawyer Lisa Bloom also suggested during the press conference that despite reports, Barron was likely not that upset after seeing the image of Griffin with the decapitated head by stating the child was 'allegedly' traumatized.
'We don't know that. You're assuming that everything that Trump says is true, and in fact, we know that everything Trump says is false,' said Bloom.
It was also confirmed at the press conference that the Secret Service is investigating Griffin over the image, with the comedian saying: 'Yeah I might get arrested today. I don't care.'
Griffin's criminal lawyer Dimitry Goran also joined her Friday.
'I am really nervous, I have never done a press conference,' said Griffin after she was introduced by her lawyer.
After making a few jokes and stating that she stands by the apology she released earlier this week, Griffin said: 'The president and his grown children and the first lady are personally trying to ruin my life forever.'
She then went back to that notion a few moments later, speaking in disbelief as she reiterated her claim that 'this president of all people is going to come after' an 'obnoxious comedian.'
Griffin also tried to explain the reason behind the photo and video shoot by saying: 'I am not good at being appropriate.'
That became clear soon after when she announced that she would not stop attacking President Trump just because he had targeted her.
'I am going to make fun of him more now,' said Griffin.
She then made a point of adding: 'I am not going to threaten him, I have no desire to harm him.'
Griffin was also ready with some thoughts on why President Trump had elected to attack her while his son Don Jr. called for her to be fired from her jobs.
'They are using me as the shining object so no one talks about his FBI investigation,' said Griffin.
She then revealed that all she wanted to do was get back to work, something that is becoming difficult with five venues cancelling her show in the wake of the incident.
'I'm not for everybody,. I am barely an acquired taste frankly,' admitted Griffin.
'I've had everybody turn on me. And I just want to make people laugh.'
That being said, Griffin declared: 'I am not laying down for this guy.'
She later added towards the end of the press conference: 'It's a good time to be a comedian but a scary time to be a citizen.'
The comedian did not however say anything about her relationship with President Trump, who she has known for 20 years.
She also worked with him multiple times over the course of her career, most recently in the 2010 finale of 'The Apprentice,' where she also appeared alongside Ivanka and Don Jr.