Sunday, 17 February, 2019

Liam Neeson Admits To Rape Revenge Fantasy

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Freda Brock | 07 February, 2019, 11:00

The New York premiere of Cold Pursuit was cancelled two hours before it was supposed to happen.

In the interview with the British newspaper The Independent, promoting his new film 'Cold Pursuit, ' the Northern Irish star said "some time ago" he came home from an global trip to learn that his friend had been raped.

Responding to the backlash his comments had drawn, the 66-year-old Irish star told the U.S. television network ABC's "Good Morning America" that "I'm not a racist".

He says he had a "primal urge to lash out" before he was shocked by his reaction and sought help from a priest and friends.

"But my immediate reaction was.I asked, did she know who it was? No". It was a man?

Only a day after Liam Neeson said that he once sought out innocent black men to murder to avenge a friend who had just been raped, the actor appeared on Good Morning America to explain his statements more in context.

He added: "I did it maybe four or five times". It shocked me. It hurt me. "It shocked me and it hurt me ..."

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"I was trying to show honor, to stand up for my dear friend in this awful, medieval fashion", he said.

Liam continued: "I went up and down areas with a cosh, hoping I'd be... approached by somebody".

The actor conceded that, but said he did ask those other questions of his friend who he said has since died.

Organisers of the NY premiere of Cold Pursuit said they were cancelling interviews and photo opportunities for the film hours after Neeson appeared on Good Morning America to explain his past racist thoughts.

"Luckily no violence occurred", he said, adding that he likely would have attacked and possibly killed a man if confronted. "I was trying to show honour to my, stand up for my dear friend in this bad, medieval fashion", Neeson replied. "We all pretend we're all politically correct. Sometimes we scratch the surface and we discover racism and bigotry and it's there".

Actor Liam Neeson has responded to the backlash over a racist confession he said he was ashamed to make. "You tell me what the teachable moment is", he said. You're admitting that it was wrong ...

Hollywood star Liam Neeson recently made some surprising comments that many say showed his knowledge of his privilege as he chose to make these bold remarks while promoting his latest film.

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