Some lies are worse than others. But when it comes to celebs, it’s always a big story if they get caught fibbing. Whether it’s an exaggeration about a relationship, or a cheating scheme that defrauded an entire sport for decades, these are the stars who got caught telling huge lies.
Steve Rannazzisi old multiple interviewers that his entertainment career was inspired by a near-death experience on September 11, 2001. The comedian and cast member on The League spun a tall tale, saying he was working in a Merrill Lynch office in the World Trade Center on the day of the attack. He obviously claimed to have escaped, but through the years, details about his 9/11 survival story changed.
A New York Times piece outed him as a liar who gradually downplayed his story over the years. He went from claiming he was quote, “jostled all over the place” while working in the south tower when the first plane hit the north tower, to telling The Don Geronimo Show,
“I was outside, really. I was working downtown at that time.”
After the damning revelation, Rannazzisi apologized in a statement, and also tweeted:
“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.”
A few weeks later, Rannazzisi further owned up to Howard Stern, chalking the lies up to it being his way of seeking acceptance from more famous comedians when he first moved to L.A. Watch the video for more about celebs who got caught telling huge lies.
Steve Rannazzisi | 0:17
Brian Williams | 1:39
Rebel Wilson | 2:50
Kylie Jenner | 4:18
Lance Armstrong | 5:13
Victoria Beckham | 6:04
Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie | 6:54
Jack & Meg White | 7:47
Jussie Smollett | 8:32
Miley Cyrus | 10:10