Liam Neeson stated in an interview published Friday that even though the burgeoning #MeToo movement will be healthy, the sexual misconduct accusations currently plaguing Hollywood and other sectors have turned into “ a bit of a witch hunt. ”
“ There’ s i9000 some people, famous people, being suddenly arrested of touching some girl’ h knee, or something, and abruptly they’ ve been dropped using their program, ” Neeson, 65, stated on Irish talk show “ The Late Late Show. ”
The “ Taken” star referred to former Minnesota Community Radio host Garrison Keillor’ ersus firing last November after the system received “ allegations of their inappropriate behavior with an individual who caused him. ”
Keillor, in a statement towards the Associated Press at the time, said this individual was fired over “ a tale I think is more interesting and more difficult than the version MPR heard. ”
Keillor afterwards told Minnesota’s Star Tribune that “ I place my hand on a woman’ s uncovered back” and sent her a good apology via email, to which the girl “ replied that she experienced forgiven me and not to think about this. We were friends. We always been friendly right up until her lawyer known as. ”
Neeson noted that the allegation produced against Keillor was different than the particular accusations made against actor Kevin Spacey and film mogul Harvey Weinstein.
The Oscar winner then jumped in order to actor Dustin Hoffman , plus said that he’ s “ in the fence” about the allegations made towards him.
“ Since when you’ re doing a perform and you’ re with your family members, other actors, technicians, you do foolish things. You do silly things. And it also becomes kind of superstitious, if you don’ t do it every night, you think it’ s going to jinx the display, ” Neeson said.
“ I think Dustin Hoffman was — I’ mirielle not saying I’ ve performed similar things like what he do, you know. Apparently he touched an additional girl’ s breast and things. But it’ s childhood things, what he was doing, ” the he added.
However , Neeson noted the particular #MeToo movement happening “across every single industry (is) healthy. ” This individual said that as a UNICEF Goodwill ambassador he gets “ sent specifics and figures and stuff, and when you read the stuff I’ ve read about how female laborers are now being treated in farms, ranches and everything the rest of it — it’ ersus chilling. ”