Liam Neeson Sparks Backlash After Saying Sexual Harassment Allegations Have Started A 'Witch Hunt'

Liam Neeson has sparked a backlash after claiming ladies coming ahead with tales of sexual harassment within the leisure trade have began a “wit...

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Liam Neeson has sparked a backlash after claiming ladies coming ahead with tales of sexual harassment within the leisure trade have began a “witch-hunt”. 

The Hollywood actor additionally dismissed a few of the allegations made towards the likes of Dustin Hoffman as “childhood stuff”, including he had completed “comparable issues” prior to now. 

Speaking on RTE’s ‘The Late Late Show’, he stated: “There is a little bit of a witch-hunt taking place.

“There’s some folks, well-known folks, who’ve been all of a sudden accused of touching some woman’s knee, or one thing, and all of a sudden they’re being dropped from their programme, or one thing.”

He continued: “When you’re doing a play and also you’re with your loved ones – different actors, technicians – you do foolish issues … and it turns into sort of superstitious, for those who don’t do it each evening you assume it’s going to jinx the present,” he stated. “I’m not saying I’ve completed comparable issues to what [Dustin Hoffman] apparently did… nevertheless it’s childhood stuff.”

His feedback have been met with a wave of unfavorable reactions on-line: 

Dustin Hoffman was accused of sexually harassing author Anna Graham Hunter whereas in a manufacturing of ‘Death Of A Salesman’ in 1984. 

In response to the allegations, he stated in an announcement: “I’ve the utmost respect for ladies and really feel horrible that something I might need completed may have put her in an uncomfortable scenario.

“I’m sorry. It isn’t reflective of who I’m.”

He has additionally denied assault allegations made by Melissa Kester and an nameless girl.

Liam’s feedback got here within the week that noticed ladies in Hollywood displaying their help for the Time’s Up initiative, by sporting black on the Golden Globes

Time’s Up follows the rise of the #MeToo hashtag, which noticed folks sharing their experiences of sexual harassment on social media, in response to the allegations made about varied males in Hollywood in mild of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.