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Liam Neeson admits carrying weapon ‘hoping to kill black person’

The Irish actor, 66, says he had violent thoughts about killing a black person after a female friend was raped.
Hollywood actor Liam Neeson has admitted for the first time that he used to have violent thoughts about killing a black person.
The Irish star said the thoughts were sparked after a female friend of his was raped.Neeson said he used to be armed with a cosh weapon on the streets hoping someone “would have a go” at him “about something” so he could kill them.
The 66-year-old made his comments during an interview for his new film Cold Pursuit where he talked about how his character turns to anger.
Neeson told the Independent: “There’s something primal – God forbid you’ve ever had a member of your family hurt under criminal conditions.He said the rape happened a while ago and he found out about it after coming back from a trip abroad.”She handled the situation of the rape in the most extraordinary way.
“But my immediate reaction was… I asked, did she know who it was? No. What colour were they? She said it was a black person.
“I went up and down areas with a cosh, 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*****d would come out of a pub and have a go at me about something, you know? So that I could kill him.”
The Taken star, told the publication it took him over a week to process what had happened to his friend.
He continued: “It was horrible, horrible, when I think back, that I did that. And I’ve never admitted that, and I’m saying it to a journalist. God forbid.