Comedian Steve Rannazzisi says he lied about being in World Trade Center on 9/11, issues apology

Stephen Rannazzisi of "The League" arrives at the Red Carpet Premiere Event of "The League" and "You're the Worst" at the Bruin Theatre on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)

An actor and comedian is coming clean about a lie he told about being in one of the World Trade Center buildings on Sept. 11, 2001.

Steve Rannazzisi posted an apology on his Facebook page and Twitter feed Wednesday morning, saying he was in Manhattan when the attacks on the World Trade Center happened, but he wasn't anywhere near the towers.

Here's what Rannazzisi posted on Facebook:


His publicist sent out the same message to media as a statement to ABC News. It's not clear what prompted his statement to come out Wednesday.

Rannazzisi plays the role of Kevin Arthur on FXX's "The League" and previously played a role on MTV's "Punk'd." He has also appeared on Comedy Central.

Following his apology, other actors and comedians reached out via social media to show support, including Saturday Night Live's Pete Davidson, whose father was a firefighter killed in the 9/11 attacks.


Actress Katie Aselton also came to his defense:


Deadline.com is reporting that Comedy Central is now trying to figure out whether to air Rannazzisi's special, Breaking Dad, which is set to premiere Saturday.

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