"I don't have one single day of paid work ahead of me in the United States for the rest of my life," Griffin shared in a lengthy message on Facebook following a rescinded invite from delivering the opening remarks at The Hollywood Reporter Power 100 Women In Entertainment breakfast.
"If you've ever wondered what blacklisting in any industry looks like, especially if you're a woman of a certain age, I'll show you right now," she wrote.
Griffin explained that last month she received the invite to speak at the event she's attended numerous times, including as recently as last year. She attached the email exchange between her former publicist, her office and THR informing Griffin of the change.
"You are not speaking at it, but you are getting formal invite to go per Matt at HR," her former publicist wrote. "They are very supportive of you and want you to do something at another event, says they completely went overboard and too long w/ people speaking."
"I do not buy their official reasoning and I believe 'the word has been put out' on me," she wrote in the Facebook post. "I can't help but take this as another occasion where Hollywood is blacklisting a woman and silencing her. After decades of hard work in this industry, it's my opinion that this is not right nor justified."
"Yeah, I took one photo holding up a children's Halloween Trump mask with ketchup on it…so what? How's that feigned outrage working out for you now in light of a possible impending nuclear holocaust?" she added.
Griffin noted that she's spent the last few decades bringing humor to controversial topics in an "extremely male-dominated field."
"I have received no public support that has translated into being able to simply resume my life-long career," she wrote. "In any way possible, I will of course continue to champion those without voices and those who are disenfranchised, with the hope of being able to do my job."
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