Rio Looks to Sue Robin Williams for Olympic Comment

By Andrew Greiner
|  Tuesday, Dec 1, 2009  |  Updated 2:15 PM CDT
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Robin Williams went out on a limb defending Chicago's Olympic bid, and now Rio de Janeiro wants to sue him.

Williams told David Letterman during an appearance on the Late  Show that he wasn't surprised  Rio won the bid instead of Chicago.

"Chicago sent Oprah and Michelle Obama," Williams said. "Rio sent 50 Strippers and a pound of blow. It wasn't really fair, you know?"

Williams' comments have been replayed several times on news shows across Brazil on Tuesday, while city mayor Eduardo Paes says Williams is envious of Rio's achievement.

Rio's Olympic Committee said its lawyers will analyze whether legal action against Williams is possible.
 

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