Liam Neeson Calls Sexual Harassment Allegations in Hollywood a 'Witch Hunt'


"It's a bit of a witch-hunt", he said when asked what he thought about the allegations of serial sexual assault in the industry, reported The Guardian.

"I think Dustin Hoffman, was..."

"There is somewhat of a witch chase happening, as well", the performer said.

While ultimately praising the "movement" as "healthy", he took an uncomfortable route getting there, noting "There's some people, famous people, being suddenly accused of touching some girl's knee", and suggesting that Dustin Hoffman's alleged unwanted touching of a woman's breast was "childhood stuff".

Because when you're doing a play and you're with your family, other actors, technicians, you do silly things.

"I am sorry. It is not reflective of who I am".

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"I think Dustin Hoffman". Evidently, he touched another young lady's bosom and stuff. That's why 300 women in Hollywood created the Time's Up movement for the objective of supporting victims of sexual harassment and abuse outside the industry, particularly women who work in low-paying jobs that leave them more vulnerable to abuse. He said: "There is a movement happening".

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". The focus seems to be on Hollywood, but it's across every industry'.

He said he would continue working non-stop to "fly the flag for Irish arts" and the charity Unicef, of which he is a goodwill ambassador. Also, I get sent raw numbers and stuff. "If you read the stuff about that that I've read about how female labourers are being treated on farms, ranches, and all the rest of it, it's chilling". An important note to remember is that is an affiliate sales website that offers users, links to accredited fashion websites on the Internet.

Neeson's comments did not go over well in the Twitterverse.

"Liam Neeson: witch hunt is a term for false accusations against the vulnerable by the powerful, so it's not an accurate description of holding privileged men in power accountable for their actions".

Despite the grey weather it was a bright day for Ballymena born Liam Neeson as he received an award from the President of Ireland for his contribution to the country and humanity.