Liam Neeson has known as the Hollywood intercourse scandal involving Dustin Hoffman and different actors “a little bit of a witch hunt”.
Talking to Irish broadcaster RTE, the 65-year-old motion star was requested about current accusations directed at Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and Dustin Hoffman.
“There’s a little bit of a witch hunt taking place,” he mentioned.
“There’s some individuals, well-known individuals, being abruptly accused of touching some woman’s knee or one thing and abruptly they’re being dropped from their programme.”
Neeson was fast to separate disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein from different names concerned, particularly casting his doubts on accusations made towards Dustin Hoffman.
Hoffman was accused of groping and making inappropriate feedback at a 17-year-old intern on the set of the 1985 film Loss of life Of A Salesman.
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Hoffman denied the accusations, saying they don’t seem to be “reflective of who I’m”.
Neeson mentioned he was “on the fence” in relation to his fellow actor.
“If you’re doing a play and also you’re with your loved ones, different actors and technicians, you do foolish issues,” he mentioned.
“You do foolish issues and it turns into superstitious. In the event you do not do it each night time you assume it is going to jinx the present.
“I believe Dustin Hoffman… I am not saying I’ve finished related issues like what he did. Apparently he touched a woman’s breast and stuff, but it surely’s childhood stuff.”
He additionally defended US radio presenter and author Garrison Keillor, who was dropped by Minnesota Public Radio final yr over an allegation of “inappropriate behaviour”.
Concerning the #MeToo motion, Neeson was supportive and known as it “wholesome”, remembering that the issue exists in “each business”.
Response on social media has been blended, with some criticising the actor and others praising his “honesty” and evaluating the Hollywood intercourse scandal with “the Salem Witch Trials and the Crimson Scare”.