What a loser!
Actor and comedian Steve Rannazzisi, best known for his role in the fantasy-football comedy “The League,” has apologized for lying about escaping from the World Trade Center on 9/11:
Rannazzisi claimed for years that he worked at Merrill Lynch on 9/11, however that story fell apart this week and Merrill Lynch — which did not have an office in the WTC — reported that Rannazzisi was never an employee of the firm. So not only is he a liar, but he’s a moron, too:
In elaborate detail, Mr. Rannazzisi, 37, has described working at Merrill Lynch’s offices on the 54th floor of the south tower when the first plane struck the north tower.
“I was there and then the first tower got hit and we were like jostled all over the place,” he told an interviewer in 2009.
He fled to the street just minutes before another plane slammed into his building, he said, and decided that very day that life was too precious to waste opportunities. So he abandoned his New York desk job to pursue a career as an entertainer in Los Angeles.
Nonetheless, he said, he remained affected by his memories of that day.
“I still have dreams of like, you know, those falling dreams,” he told the interviewer.
Confronted this week, though, with evidence that undermined his account, Mr. Rannazzisi, after a day of deliberation, acknowledged on Tuesday that his account was fiction. Actually, he had been working in Midtown that day, and not for Merrill Lynch, which has no record of his employment and had no offices in either tower.
posted his apology on Twitter, asking for forgiveness from the “victims of 9/11” and “the people that love them”:
What will be the fallout from this admission? Buffalo Wild Wings, which uses Rannazzisi in its ads, is considering dropping him:
And he has a new Comedy Central special airing this week. Is that still good to go?
We hope not.
We’ll keep you posted as we’re sure to here much, much more about this.