Liam Neeson: Hollywood Sexual Misconduct Allegations Spurred "Witch Hunt"

Liam Neeson: Hollywood Sexual Misconduct Allegations Spurred

Liam conceded that the Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey allegations were serious, but when RTE host Tubridy mentioned Dustin Hoffman, the actor said: 'The Dustin Hoffman thing...

The Oscar victor, who hasn't yet been accused of inappropriate behavior toward anyone, made his comments while on The Late Late Show on the Irish channel RTE One.

Neeson was quick to separate disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein from other names involved, specifically casting his doubts on accusations made against Dustin Hoffman.

"I think Dustin Hoffman, was... But it's childhood stuff, what he was doing", the he added. You do senseless things and it ends up plainly sort of superstitious; on the off chance that you don't do it consistently you believe it will curse the show. I'm not saying I've done comparable things like what he did. I'm not saying I've done similar things like what he did, apparently he touched another girl's breast and stuff.

Neeson also questioned the firing of writer and long-time radio host Garrison Keillor over what his radio station called inappropriate behaviour with a co-worker.

"There is a movement happening and it's healthy and it's across every industry", he said.

Reaction on social media has been mixed, with some criticising the actor and others praising his "honesty" and comparing the Hollywood sex scandal with "the Salem Witch Trials and the Red Scare".

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Neeson went on to defend the wider #MeToo movement, calling it "healthy". But it's across every industry.

Over the past few months, a spotlight has been shone on allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct in the entertainment industry following a series of accusations against high-profile Hollywood film producers and actors.

"I'm a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, and a very proud one. If you've read the stuff I've read about how female labourers are being treated on farms and ranches, it's chilling".

Someone appears to have taken Liam Neeson's brain. "Childhood stuff". Yeah, if there's a line to be drawn Liam, I don't see it's there".

But @RealSarahFlynn wrote: "You mightn't like it but at least he's authentic and I don't think calling elements of it a witch hunt is that terribly untrue".

"Don't work with Liam Neeson, ladies", she wrote.

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