Liam Neeson says Hollywood experiencing ‘bit of a witch hunt’

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Ballymena-born actor Liam Neeson has said the Hollywood sexual harassment scandal has sparked “a bit of a witch hunt”.

Given That early October, some of the biggest names in arts and leisure have been caught up in the scandal.

Neeson, 65, was once requested concerning the issue on RTE’s The Late Late Express.

He mentioned some people are “being all at once accused of touching some lady’s knee or something and they’re being dropped from their programme”.

Neeson mentioned that he used to be “on the fence” about allegations levelled at Dustin Hoffman.

‘Childhood stuff’

“If You Find Yourself doing a play and you are with your loved ones, other actors and technicians, you do silly things. You do foolish issues and it becomes superstitious. If You do not do it each night time you think it is going to jinx the Convey,” the Irish star said.

“I Feel Dustin Hoffman… I’m no longer announcing I’ve performed an identical issues like what he did. It Appears he touched a girl’s breast and stuff, nevertheless it’s childhood stuff.”

Remaining year, actress Anna Graham Hunter alleged Hoffman groped her and made inappropriate feedback when she used to be a 17-year-previous intern on the set of the 1985 TELEVISION film Loss Of Life Of A Salesman.

Playwright Cori Thomas accused him of exposing himself to her in a ny hotel room in 1980, when she was Sixteen.

In Response To Hunter’s allegations, Hoffman issued a commentary pronouncing the incident “shouldn’t be reflective of who I’m”.

On the Irish chat Convey, Neeson additionally defended US radio presenter and writer Garrison Keillor, who was once dropped by Minnesota Public Radio Last 12 months over an allegation of “inappropriate behaviour”.

Hollywood has been hit by means of a wave of sexual harassment and assault allegations following the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

Neeson said of the #MeToo motion: “There’s A motion happening and it can be wholesome and it can be across every business. The Point Of Interest seems to be on Hollywood at the minute, however it’s across each business.”

His feedback got here after stars wore black on the Golden Globes to protest in opposition to sexual misconduct in Hollywood.

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