Liam Neeson has come under fire for saying he once roamed the streets looking for a black person to kill after “someone close to him” was allegedly sexually assaulted.

In a shocking new interview with The Independent, the Taken actor said he never shared the story to anyone before. He revealed that he was so angry about what happened to his friend that he wanted revenge on any black man he could find. “She handled the situation of the rape in the most extraordinary way,” he said. “But my immediate reaction was...I asked, did she know who it was? No. 'What color were they?' She said it was a black person."

“I went up and down areas with a cosh (crowbar), 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--tard’ would come out of a pub and have a go at me about something, you know?" he continued. "So that I could kill him."

Leeson admitted his actions were “horrible” and that he has “learned a lesson” from all of it, however, his racist language and murderous intentions have understandably outraged fans.

It's safe to say this is a story he probably should have kept to himself...

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