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Comedian Steve Rannazzisi Admits to Lying About 9/11 World Trade Center Escape

Comedian Steve Rannazzisi Admits to Lying About 9/11 World Trade Center Escape

The League‘s Steve Rannazzisi has admitted to lying about escaping from the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

The 37-year-old comedian told an interviewer years ago, “I was there and then the first tower got hit and we were like jostled all over the place.” He also detailed his escape from the towers, claiming he was working at Merrill Lynch’s offices on the 54th floor at the time of the attacks. This has been found to be false.

“I was not at the Trade Center on that day,” Steve said in a statement today (September 16), via the New York Times. “I don’t know why I said this. This was inexcusable. I am truly, truly sorry. For many years, more than anything, I have wished that, with silence, I could somehow erase a story told by an immature young man. It only made me more ashamed. How could I tell my children to be honest when I hadn’t come clean about this?”

Meanwhile, his endorsement deal with Buffalo Wild Wings in currently in question.

“We are disappointed to learn of Steve’s misrepresentations regarding the events of September 11, 2001,” Buffalo Wild Wings said in a statement. “We are currently re-evaluating our relationship with Steve pending a review of all the facts.”

Steve also took to his Twitter to explain himself.

Click inside to read all of Steve Rannazzisi’s tweets about his fake 9/11 escape story…

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  • Jordy

    I hope he is forgiven and not punished for this. Young men typically want to say things that make them seem “cool” or “brave”. I doubt he believed then that he would become what he is now or that it would matter. He sounds genuinely remorseful.

  • forrest gump

    trying to make a fun out of himself?

  • Penny Dreadful

    Watch the documentary The Woman Who Wasn’t There on Netflix. A woman in NYC did exactly what this guy did — she blatantly lied about surviving the WTC and even rescuing people. She ended up becoming the president of a well-known and respected 9/11 survivors group and was very, very active and well-known on the speaking circuit in the few years that immediately followed the horrible events of 9/11. People around her who didn’t buy her story were shunned and forced out of the group. It is an AMAZING documentary. One can hardly understand the psychology of a person that lies about something like this.

  • Naynay

    who the fuck is he anyway ?

  • Baseliner

    there are so things you should never lie about and this is one of them. you know he probably got a ton of career opportunities because of this lie which sucks even more.

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  • cleaver

    forget this look what he tweeted to pete davidson, the SNL cast member that actually LOST his dad on 9/11 – it’s one of the most tasteless tweets ever

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