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Caught In A Lie: Comedian Steve Rannazzisi Admits Fibbing About Near Escape In 9/11 Attacks – Read His Shocking Apology

Steve Rannazzisi Admits 911 Attack Lie
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Sep. 16 2015, Published 12:40 p.m. ET

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The League star Steve Rannazzisi came forward today, confessing that he lied about his narrow escape from the Twin Towers during the 9/11 attacks in 2001.

The comedian shared in previous interviews that he had been working for Merrill Lynch (in the South Tower) at the time, claiming – in a detailed account – that he ignored the Port Authority officers' orders to stay put and made a daring exit before the second tower was hit.

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But when the New York Times began digging into some of the inconsistencies in Rannazzisi's imaginative story, the actor was forced to come clean.

"As a young man, I made a mistake that I deeply regret and for which apologies may still not be enough," his official statement read. "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," he added.

Unfortunately, Rannazzisi's fabrications could cost him big time as his contract as Buffalo Wild Wings spokesman is "re-evalutated" in the wake of the scandal.

Celebrities have also weighed in on the situation, including fellow comedian Pete Davidson, who lost his father in 9/11.


Meanwhile, Rannazzisi continues to tout his admission of guilt on Twitter.

"How could I tell my children to be honest when I hadn't come clean about this? It 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," he said.

Rannazzisi also posted:

Do you think Steve took things too far with his 9/11 lie? Let us know what you think in the comments below!



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