Man in viral video claims he was offered $200 to act out racist rant

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The man seen shouting racial slurs during a profanity-laced rant has filed a report with Memphis Police.

Neil Thompson told authorities people were sending him death threats.

According to the police report, Thompson said the man behind the camera told him he was a columnist and asked him to act out a racist rant. He said he was told to use the N-word and mention Donald Trump and Black Lives Matter.

Thompson also said the man said he would give him $200 and blur his face but then did neither.

Thompson’s family members said they too have been threatened for his actions.

According to Thompson’s brother, one sibling’s windows were even knocked out Monday.

Family members have asked Thompson to apologize for the rant that was posted to social media and has gone viral.

So far, there has not been a public apology made, but Thompson’s brother and the man behind the camera both said they forgive him.


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