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About Steve Rannazzisi’s September 11 survival story …

WESTWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 08: Actor Stephen Rannazzisiz attends the premiere of FXX's "The League" final season and "You're The Worst" 2nd season at Regency Bruin Theater on September 8, 2015 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
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This is a big week for 9/11-related apologies. First Adrian Grenier for his Iraq tweet, then the guy from Devo for his terrible wedding reception and now this: “The League” star Steve Rannazzisi is sorry for lying about being in one of the Twin Towers on 9/11. Yikes. “As a young man, I made a mistake that I deeply regret and for which apologies may still not be enough,” Rannazzisi posted to Twitter. “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. I was in Manhattan but working in a building in midtown and I was not at the Trade Center on that day. I don’t know why I said this.”

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“This was inexcusable. I am truly, truly sorry,” he went on. “For many years, more than anything, I have wished that, with silence, I could somehow erase a story told by an immature young man. It only made me more ashamed. How could I tell my children to be honest when I hadn’t come clean about this? It is to the victims of 9/11 and to the people that love them — and the people that love me — that I ask for forgiveness.”

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Oh, but he’s not done: “It was profoundly disrespectful to those who perished and those who lost loved ones. The stupidity and guilt I have felt for many years has not abated. It was an early taste of having a public persona, and I made a terrible mistake.” What’s extra awkward is that this is probably what he’ll best known for, at least for a while.

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