LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – In a shocking interview published Monday, renowned actor Liam Neeson said he once walked the streets looking for a black man to kill as revenge for the sexual assault of a friend.

Liam Neeson attends the screening of “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” during the 56th New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on Oct. 4, 2018, in New York City. (Getty Images)

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 international trip to learn that his friend had been raped.

“I asked, did she know who it was?” Neesom said. “No. What color were they? She said it was a black person.”

A then enraged Neeson said he spent about a week walking the streets with a heavy stick looking for any “black b——” that he could “kill.”

“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 bastard would come out of a pub and have a go at me about something, you know? So that I could kill him,” Neeson told The Independent.

“It was horrible, horrible, when I think back, that I did that,” Neeson added. “And I’ve never admitted that, and I’m saying it to a journalist. God forbid.”

Neeson went on to say that growing up in Northern Ireland during a tumultuous time may have contributed to his anger.

“I come from a society – I grew up in Northern Ireland in the Troubles – and, you know, I knew a couple of guys that died on hunger strike, and I had acquaintances who were very caught up 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’s proof of that. All this stuff that’s happening in the world, the violence, is proof of that, you know. But that primal need, I understand.”

Neeson’s back catalog includes “Schindler’s List,” “Taken” and “Love Actually.”

Comments (12)
  1. The most bigoted people I have been exposed to are blacks who hate whites and other races and left wingers who hate conservative people.

    1. Ken Schroeder says:

      I agree with your observation but I also don’t remember this as being a problem until about 10 years ago.Being a musician with lots of black and liberal friends it was all about music and those things didn’t really matter, we were jammin”. Now it’s all about who you identify with, you’re social group. Yes, clearly it coincided with Obama but it is also associated with the rise of Social Media. People have lost their social skills and social media brings out the worst in people because you can sit in your basement and rage anonymously. People spout things they would never say to someones face. Perhaps the best thing is not to allow any comments without including your phone number, name and address. Perhaps that would make people realize how stupid what they are about to post is. People have walked away from lifelong friendships, relationships, ect.. over politics…Think about it, which one is more important. It’s not even close. I’m more angry over the politicians (And the MSM) for taking advantage of that human trait in the extreme right and left wing wackos and making it seem like mainstream thought. If someone needs help I don’t ask their religious, political, or racial background, I help them out. Get a grip people you’re being used.

  2. Dusty Granger says:

    So the media outrage isn’t about the rape and the rapist, it;s about a man’s comments about the rapist. Incredible.

  3. Josh Michael says:

    Anti-gun Liam??? Bigot!!

  4. Dennis Taylor says:

    I’ll bet if he was raped by that black b*st*rd his outrage might have lasted much longer than a year.

  5. At least Liam willing to admit he’s a racist and why.

  6. Handy Andy says:

    And Liam calls Trump a racist. The left is full racists and now they are being exposed.