Michelle Rodriguez dragged for defending Liam Neeson

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"For me, this is something you'll not see this year, last year, the year before that", she stated. "This is true", Neeson told the Independent's Clémence Michallon.

She added: 'What he did go on to say... is that he realised that it was too dark for him, he went and got himself help'.

"I don't know a woman who hasn't been harassed and I have never heard of an instance where a man has actually gone out to defend her honour". What color were they?

The Independent said Neeson put air quotes around the term "black bastard". "So that I could... kill him".

Rodriguez's defense of Neeson comes a few days after the Cold Pursuit star sparked outrage when he recounted a story from more than 40 years ago.

Neeson said he agreed but insisted "I didn't think about that".

"It's bad", he continued. "Repugnant. And racist." Andray Domise, a contributing editor for Macleans, called Crews's tweet "disappointing". It shocked me, this primal urge I had.

"'You can't be surprised that somebody whose loved one is attacked is angry and wants to go out and attack'".

Neeson, 66, attempted to do damage control in an interview on "Good Morning America", but it appeared to worsen the scandal. It shocked me and it hurt me. "After that there were some nights where I went deliberately out to black areas deliberately to be set upon so I could unleash physical violence and I did it four or five times". I don't know which direction it's going to go. "I'm not a racist", he told "GMA's" Robin Roberts. But what he really wanted to point out was that he's not the man he was 40 years ago.

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But he insisted: "I'm not racist - it was nearly 40 years ago - I was brought up in Northern Ireland..."

Instead, he claimed what he felt was a "primal urge to lash out".

Yet other celebrities have been more sympathetic to the star, among them comedian and actress Whoopi Goldberg.

If you would like to talk to a counsellor about rape, sexual assault or domestic violence, give the people over at 1800 RESPECT a call on 1800 737 732. Isn't that the definition of racism? "Many have rightfully pointed out the cynicism of seeing a white person praised for publicly admitting to having harbored the desire to commit a racist murder".

Responding to the backlash his comments had drawn, the 66-year-old Irish star told the US television network ABC's "Good Morning America" on Tuesday that "I'm not a racist".

But soon after, it took a unusual and disappointing turn with Terry tweeting that where Liam was at that time in his life seemed like a "fork in the road" that people face in the battle between good and evil.

Some fans echoed Crews' sentiment and claimed Neeson was fearless for admitting something so abominable. Does he deserve a round of applause for confessing to being racist?

Even Mel Gibson was eventually allowed back into the fold after telling a policeman that "Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world" - but that was once he'd dealt with his addiction issues.

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