Steve Rannazzisi is the star of one of the most popular comedy’s on TV, FX’s “The League.” However, a 2014 interview has surfaced in which the actor claims to have been working in one of the twin towers for Merrill Lynch during the 9/11 attacks.
A moment, he claims, that inspired him to quit his job and pursue his passion of acting.
Well, turns out Steve is a liar. Not only was he not in the towers but neither was Merrill Lynch, who didn’t even have offices there.
Here was his apology, given in Tweets:
“As a young man, I made a mistake that I deeply regret and for which apologies may still not be enough”
“After I moved with my wife to Los Angeles from New York City in 2001 shortly after 9/11, I told people that I was in one of the World Trade Center towers on 9/11. It wasn’t true. I was in Manhattan but working in a building in midtown and I was not at the Trade Center on that day.”
“I don’t know why I said this. This was inexcusable. I am truly, truly sorry. … (I)t is to the victims of 9/11 and to the people that love them — and the people that love me — that I ask for forgiveness.”
Today Buffalo Wild Wings announced they had fired him as spokesperson for their chain.
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(CNN) Comedian and star of “The League” Steve Rannazzisi, who has often told the story of how he escaped from the World Trade Center on 9/11, now says he was not in the Twin Towers when the terrorist attacks happened and has apologized for his claims.
“As a young man, I made a mistake that I deeply regret and for which apologies may still not be enough,” he said,beginning a series of tweets.