The internet is currently in a frenzy right now over statements made by Liam Neeson about his friend getting raped and the actor losing his mind and seeking revenge.
While promoting his latest movie, Cold Pursuit, Liam Neeson told a journalist about how his friend was raped by a black person, so Neeson went out with a billy club hoping to find a black person and “kill him.”
“She handled the situation of the rape in the most extraordinary way,” Neeson explained to The Independent. “But my immediate reaction was… [pause] I asked, did she know who it was? No. What color were they? She said it was a black person. I went up and down areas with a cosh, hoping I’d be approached by somebody – I’m ashamed to say that – and I did it for maybe a week, hoping some [Neeson gestures air quotes with his fingers] ‘black bastard’ would come out of a pub and have a go at me about something, you know? So that I could [another pause] kill him.”
Leeson continued, admitting the act was wrong.
“It was horrible, horrible, when I think back, that I did that,” he said. “And I’ve never admitted that, and I’m saying it to a journalist. God forbid. It’s awful. But I did learn a lesson from it, when I eventually thought, ‘What the f-ck are you doing,’ you know?”