LIAM NEESON IN RACIST MUR­DER PLOT

Ac­tor’s shame at week-long re­venge mis­sion to kill rapist

Daily Star - - FRONT PAGE - by ALEX BROWN

AC­TOR Liam Neeson once walked the streets look­ing to kill a “black b ****** ” af­ter hear­ing a loved one was bru­tally raped.

The Taken film star shock­ingly con­fessed to arm­ing him­self with a cosh hop­ing a black guy would give him an ex­cuse for mur­der.

LIAM Neeson re­vealed he walked the streets look­ing to kill a “black b ****** ” af­ter hear­ing a loved one was raped.

The film star con­fessed to arm­ing him­self with a cosh and spend­ing days hop­ing a black guy would walk out of a pub to give him an ex­cuse for mur­der.

He heard about the rape af­ter re­turn­ing from a trip abroad and his thoughts in­stantly turned to re­venge. Liam, who stars in the new film Cold Pur­suit, was dis­cussing how his char­ac­ter turns to anger.

The 66-year-old said of his un­named loved one: “She han­dled the sit­u­a­tion of the rape in the most ex­tra­or­di­nary way.

“But my im­me­di­ate re­ac­tion was ... did she know who it was? No. What colour were they? She said it was a black per­son.”

He con­tin­ued: “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 black b ****** would come out of a pub and have a go at me about some­thing, you know? So that I could kill him.”

He added: “It was hor­ri­ble, hor­ri­ble, when I think back, that I did that. It’s aw­ful, but I did learn a les­son from it, when I even­tu­ally thought ‘What the f*** are you do­ing’ you know? I grew up in North­ern Ire­land in the Trou­bles... and I un­der­stand that need for re­venge. But it just leads to more re­venge, to more killing and more killing and North­ern Ire­land is proof of that.”

So­cial me­dia users were quick to brand the wid­ower a “racist”. Au­thor Mar­ian Keyes tweeted: “I am mor­ti­fied by Liam Neeson.”

Trans­gen­der Hol­lyoaks ac­tress An­nie Wal­lace said: “Liam Neeson... DAMN! What’s wrong with peo­ple these days... not just the hor­ri­ble thoughts and deeds, but say­ing things out loud, in a ca­reerend­ing kinda way.”

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives for Neeson and film stu­dio Lion­s­gate were con­tacted for com­ment.

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