Assault of Rick Moranis

The assault of Rick Moranis occurred on October 1, 2020 when famous white actor Rick Moranis was randomly assaulted by an unknown black male.

Assault of Rick Moranis
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Screenshot of the assault
LocationCentral Park West & West 70th St, New York, NY 10023
Coordinates40°46′30″N 73°58′41″W / 40.7749886°N 73.9780117°W / 40.7749886; -73.9780117
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DateOctober 1, 2020
7:24 AM
Attack type
VictimRick Moranis
AssailantUnknown black male


According to New York local news,[1]

Surveillance cameras captured the attack on the 67-year-old "Honey I Shrunk the Kids" and "Ghostbusters" actor.

Video shows the suspect walk up and punch Moranis in the head, knocking him to the ground.

The actor has been off the big screen for years to focus on his children after his wife’s passing, but recently appeared in a Mint Mobile commercial with Ryan Reynolds.

Police said he went to the hospital with pain in his head, back and hip. He later walked to the precinct to report the crime.

Moranis' management team told CBS2's Jenna DeAngelis he is "fine, but grateful for everyone’s thoughts and well wishes."

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