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Richards' Rant -- Not The First Time

11/22/2006 4:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Michael RichardsDid Michael Richards attack the Jews? Two Los Angeles residents have come forward and said that's exactly what happened last Spring at L.A. comedy club, The Improv.

Carol Oschin and J.P. Fillet say they were at The Improv on April 22 when Richards took the stage. They say that in the middle of Richards' skit, a man in the audience said something to the comedian, when Richards allegedly launched into an anti-Semitic rant. According to Oschin, Richards screamed at the audience member, "You f***ing Jew. You people are the cause of Jesus dying."
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Oschin says the rant continued and Richards stormed off the stage. Oschin and Fillet say that, at first, they thought Richards' tirade was part of his act, but claim that it quickly became apparent it was not.

Richards' publicist, Howard Rubenstein, confirmed to TMZ that Richards did make derogatory comments about Jews, but says it was part of his act. Rubenstein says Richards told him, "I'm not anti-Semitic. I was playing a role and poking fun at the rednecks."

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Leesa    

Again, quit trying to start shit. Leave alone. Again, there is a war going on. This crap is getting petty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2894 days ago
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Miami Girl    

Wow, more people trying to get their 15 minutes of fame. I have seen so many comedians, black, asian, hispanic talk about all races. Say really rude remarks, and people laugh. With Michael Richards being white, all of a sudden that makes him a racist. TURN ON COMEDY CENTRAL or HBO! Everyone makes fun of everyone. GET OVER IT! If I were Michael Richards, I would stop apologizing. He said he is sorry. Move on people.

We all say mean things about each other all the time. He is a comedian!!

2894 days ago
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Miami Girl    

I agree with you Leesa! Bigger more important topics to discuss!

2894 days ago
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caveman    

jezass christ, kramer, now you gotta stroke speilberg a check also.

2894 days ago
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Mud    

Oh, please. Now everyone who wants their 15 minutes is coming out of the woodwork. Doesn't anyone understand the environment of a comedy club? Jokes are sometimes offensive, if you don't like it, leave, don't support that comedian but realize that it's your choice for your life. You don't have the right to challenge someone's free speech in a place you chose to attend!!

2894 days ago
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liz    

How many more are going to come foward and claim they were taunted by him? BULL SHIT.
NIGGERS AND JEWS. YOU GOT THE NIGGAS WHO NEED THE MONEY, AND THE JEWS WHO CANT GET ENOUGH. You dont see us Crackers stepping foward when a derogatory remark is made about us.

2894 days ago
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_aLL3y3zPonM3_    

HAHA,This just keeps getting better & better..Richards is a racist..everyone knows..just sad,that soooo many people liked him from seinfield & then were let down..

2894 days ago
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Go Away    

Yeah... look at these two Hollywoodite freaks. So a couple of more people come forward to say... "Yup.. we knew he was racist." And this is relevant in that you want to prove you knew Michael Richards was a racist months ago and you didn't come forward to warn the world? *gasp*
I'm so tired of this already. The man's a dumbass... he'll never work anywhere in show business again (maybe). "What's the deal" with all this media coverage on an already washed up has been...

2894 days ago
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coco puff    

I'm not surprised, if he hates African Americana's he most definitely hates the Jews.

2894 days ago
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Chango    

Good observation Miami Girl , it's because he's white, yeah that's it . . . now I've heard it all . . . .

2894 days ago
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Van    

WOW, this is SO LAME. I agree w/ Leesa/Miami girl...especially about the HBO, Comedy Central, etc...it's such bull nowadays. Anyone ever heard of Lisa Lampanelli, the Queen of Mean (she's hilarious btw)?? If you havent, check her out, and ask yourself why "she isnt a racist"?

Everyone is going to come out of the wordwork now and say s**t just to get thier 15 minutes. Well, I for one will continue to enjoy Micheal Richards work, whether on Seinfeld or wherever. Does that make me a racist? Sheeesh...

2894 days ago
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biotch    

Who cares!
Next topic!!

2894 days ago
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GC    

Well of course - 2 More TOOLS coming to get their money?

Hmmm.... wonder if they will want to sue me for calling them "TOOLS"

This is really getting out of hand.

2894 days ago
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Miami Girl    

Yes David the entire world is out to get you, lol. He hates the blacks and the jews, lets kill him, hang him, get real! White people really do end up with the shitty end of the deal here in America. Everyone else gets free reign to speak their mind. As soon as a white does it they are racist. African Americans should stop using the "N" word between each other and set an example of what that word means to them. Don't be hypocrites.

2894 days ago
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caveman    

CNN just reported that kramer called lassie a bitch on the set of her latest remake last summer.
The canine-americans have asked kramer for a formal meeting & apology with their leader tory spelling.

2894 days ago
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