Liam Neeson Calls Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Hollywood Men "A Witch Hunt"

Liam Neeson Calls Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Hollywood Men

In an interview on Friday's edition of RTE's The Late Late Show, Liam Neeson was reflecting on his life in film, after this week being awarded the Presidential Distinguished Service Award, which highlights the work of Irish people overseas.

Liam Neeson is under flame for shielding a few prominent men blamed for unseemly conduct and sexual offense and proposing that there's "somewhat of a witch-chase happening".

While Neeson acknowledged that Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey's alleged misconduct is unacceptable, he said Dustin Hoffman's allegations are a "silly thing".

Neeson was also a bit wary about the accusations against fellow actor Dustin Hoffman. "Since when you're completing a play and you're with your family, different on-screen characters, specialists, you do senseless things".

Keillor later told Minnesota's Star Tribune that "I put my hand on a woman's bare back" and sent her an apology via email, to which the woman "replied that she had forgiven me and not to think about it".

In response to Hunter's allegations Hoffman issued a statement saying the incident "is not reflective of who I am". Apparently he touched another girl's breast and stuff. "But it's childhood stuff what he was doing".

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Neeson then went on to use the example of Garrison Keillor, the Minnesota Public Radio broadcaster and writer who was sacked by the station previous year for "inappropriate behavior with an individual who worked with him".

A note to men in Hollywood: You don't get to call this a witch hunt. I don't see anyone saying the same about throwing pencils at your coworkers, hurling verbal abuse at them, or being chronically late.

As we wrote in October, (like Neeson) to make this happen.

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

In The Late Late Show interview, Neeson echoed Keillor's version of the events that led to the allegations against him, which framed them as a well-intentioned misunderstanding. The focus seems to be on Hollywood, but it's across every industry.

"But there is a movement happening, and it's healthy, and it's across every industry". It's healthy and it's across every industry. "If you've read the stuff I've read about how female labourers are being treated on farms and ranches, it's chilling".

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