Liam Neeson says he is not a racist in wake of rape comments

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The actor tells US TV he was ‘trying to stand up for my friend’ but now thinks his response was ‘horrible’

Liam Neeson has denied he is a racist in an interview on US television, saying that he had grown up surrounded by bigotry during the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

Neeson sparked outrage in a newspaper interview in which he said that, as a young man, he had wanted to kill a black person after finding out someone close to him had been the victim of rape.

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