1. TMZ first reported on the images, in which Griffin held a bloodied head made in Trump's likeness. The photos were taken by Tyler Shields, a photographer known for his "edgy, shocking (pictures)," TMZ reported.
  2. The images were widely condemned.
  3. Griffin defended the photo shoot Tuesday in a pair of since-deleted tweets.
  4. "Obviously, I do not condone any violence by my fans or others to anyone, ever," she wrote. "I'm merely mocking the Mocker in Chief."
  5. She later apologized for the photo and said she would ask Shields to take down the image.
  6. "I am just now seeing the reaction of these images. I'm a comic, I crossed the line," she said. "I went way too far. The image is too disturbing. I understand how it offends people. It wasn't funny. I get it."
  7. Griffin first started co-hosting CNN's New Years Eve broadcast with journalist Anderson Cooper in 2007.
  8. She was criticized for her behavior during the 2012 New Years Eve show, in which viewers questioned her apparent groping of Cooper, who had recently come out as gay.
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