Representatives for Neeson and film studio Lionsgate have been contacted for comment.
Neeson went on to say that growing up in Northern Ireland during a tumultuous time may have contributed to his anger. She writes: "I'm glad Neeson was so forthcoming about this story because it has shed light on a phenomenon that too few understand". "But that primal need, I understand".
Neeson, 66, tapped into his character's desire for payback by recalling old emotions he has apparently had since a friend of his was allegedly raped by a "black person" many years ago. "So that I could", - he paused again - "kill him".
The Oscar-nominated actor said that he walked around with a cosh for a week in the hope of meeting a "black bastard" he could bludgeon to death. However, he feels ashamed of the thought now.
Nick said: "But you don't think he's showing genuine remorse?" "When you hear him say this, I think there will be genuine, fully justified outrage over what he's said", he said. They can kind of live vicariously through it. People say, 'Yeah but violence in films makes people want to go out and kill people.' I don't believe that at all. Now we are talking about he threatened to kill the woman.
"It's been spun", Barnes told Sky News, "[Neeson] is saying he is horrified and ashamed about how he felt. "'What's wrong?' 'No no, nothing's wrong", the actor said. He didn't even specify that he wanted to specifically get vengeance for his friend, but just for any "black bastard" who might look at him the wrong way. Political campaigner Femi Oluwole tweeted: 'At no point does Neeson address the fact one black person committing a crime does not justify treating ANY black person as if they'd committed that crime'. "He feels bad. But most of all he never acted on it and admitted it himself".
"That is the reality behind it".
"As much as people are jumping on the bandwagon of how bad it is".
One of the first questions Neeson asks the woman after she confides in him is 'What colour was he?' as though that has any relevance at all.
The former Liverpool star made a passionate defence of the Hollywood actor as he accused the media of spinning Neeson's words.
Filmmaker David Drake tweeted that it wasn't a "bad thing" that Neeson volunteered the story.
Comedian and writer Phillip Henry said: "What's most disturbing about what Liam Neeson said is everything".