Michael Richards defends his racial slurs in court-Fiction!

Actor Michael Richards Defends His Racial Comments in Court-Fiction!

Summary of eRumor:

This is supposedly a racist presentation that actor Michael Richards made while in court defending himself for the racial statements that he made during a comedy routine in California.

The Truth:

This eRumor is a hoax.

Michael Richards is an Emmy award winning comedian and actor who is best known for his popular role as Cosmo Kramer in the Seinfeld TV series.

In November of 2006 he made headlines because of racial epithets he made during a comedy appearance at the Laugh Factory, a club in West Hollywood, California.   He reacted to an African-American heckler in the audience with an outburst of targeted racial comments that were recorded by someone who caught the episode on a cell-phone video recording. 

Richards made a follow-up appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman in which he made a public apology and said that he went into a rage in response to the heckling and his attempt to be outrageous backfired.

He never had to go to court over the incident and never made the statements that are attributed to him in the eRumor.

The text of this eRumor has been circulating on the Internet for quite a while.  We do not know who really wrote it but someone decided to add Richards’ name to it and fabricate the part about it being a court presentation.