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Steve Rannazzisi 9/11 Controversy: Did He Lie About Being In The World Trade Center?

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In a shocking revelation, comedian Steve Rannazzisi has admitted that he lied about being in one of the World Trade Center twin towers during the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York.

He recently posted a tweet which read, ?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.?

Buffalo Wild Wings is ending its relationship with the comedian, the company announced Thursday. ?Upon careful review, we have decided to discontinue airing our current television commercials featuring Steve Rannazzisi,” the sports-bar chain told People?in a statement.

USA Today?reports that he said he started telling people he was in the World Trade Center during 9/11 soon after in 2001. But he was actually somewhere else, he acknowledged. He had no explanation for why he claimed this.

The comedian shared in previous interviews that he had been working for Merrill Lynch (in the South Tower) at the time, claiming ? in a detailed account ? that he ignored the Port Authority officers? orders to stay put and made a daring exit before the second tower was hit.

But when the New York Times began digging into some of the inconsistencies in Rannazzisi?s imaginative story, the actor was forced to come clean states Radar.

This news has definitely shocked many people. While we don?t know the outcome of the same, do you guys think Steve should be forgiven?

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