The star of the hit TV show, The League, has officially pulled a Brian Williams. According to TMZ, the 37-year-old actor was forced to admit he made the whole story up after the New York Times put the heat on him. Rannazzisi now says, “I don’t know why I said this. This was inexcusable. I am truly, truly sorry.”
Rannazzisi publicist, Matt Labov, released a statement on the actors behalf to The Huffington Post today
“As a young man, I made a mistake that I deeply regret and for which apologies may still not be enough. 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. 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? 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.”
Rannazisi’s original story was that he was working at Merrill Lynch on the 54th floor of the South tower when the first plane hit the north tower. Rannazisi went on to say that he escaped before the second plane was able to hit the South tower.
The 37-year-old was not only working in Midtown — far from the towers — at the time of the attack, but he was also working for another company. Merrill Lynch, which did not have offices in the trade center, has no record of his employment.
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