Neeson’s former co-star Michelle Rodriguez has come to his defense, says "he's a loving man"

Liam Neeson is being defended by former co-star Michelle Rodriguez in the wake of his racism controversy.

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Speaking with Vanity Fair, Rodriguez points to Neeson’s role opposite Viola Davis in 2018’s ‘Widows.’

“It’s all f***in'’ bull****,” said Rodriguez. “Liam Neeson is not a racist.”

Rodriguez was speaking while she was in attendance at the amfAR (Foundation for AIDS Research) Gala in New York City on Wednesday night.

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Rodriguez, who also co-starred in ‘Widows,’ added: “Dude, have you watched Widows? His tongue was so far down Viola Davis’s throat. You can’t call him a racist ever.”

Viola Davis and Liam Neeson in 'Widows' (YouTube)

Viola Davis and Liam Neeson in 'Widows' (YouTube)

“Racists don’t make out with the race that they hate, especially in the way he does with his tongue—so deep down her throat.”

“I don’t care how good of an actor you are. It’s all bull****. Ignore it. He’s not a racist. He’s a loving man. It’s all lies.”

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Rodriguez’s comments came the day after the red carpet event for Neeson’s latest film ‘Cold Pursuit’ was canceled in New York City.

The Irish actor has come under fire for revealing in an interview that after learning about a close friend’s rape, he set out with a weapon in hopes of being provoked into killing a black man.

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Neeson appeared on Good Morning America the day after the revelation to clarify his remarks, but the controversy still lingers.

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