​Liam Neeson Calls Hollywood's Wave of Sexual Misconduct Allegations a "Bit of a Witch Hunt"

​Liam Neeson Calls Hollywood's Wave of Sexual Misconduct Allegations a "Bit of a Witch Hunt"
Liam Neeson said that the sexual misconduct scandals in Hollywood and ensuing movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp have created a "bit of a witch hunt."
 
The Commuter actor appeared on Irish television program The Late Late Show on Friday (January 12) and was asked about the "revolution" coming out of Hollywood.
 
He agreed the movement was long overdue, but also compared the volume of accusations to a witch hunt.
 
"There's some people, famous people, being suddenly accused of touching some girl's knee or something," Neeson said. "And suddenly they're being dropped from their program."
 
He went on to defend former Minnesota Public Radio host Garrison Keillor despite allegations of "inappropriate behaviour," differentiating his behaviour from the actions of Harvey Weinstein or Kevin Spacey.
 
Neeson also commented on the allegations against Dustin Hoffman, saying he was "on the fence" about them. "When you're doing a play, and you're with your family — other actors, technicians — you do silly things," he said. "It's childhood stuff."
 
Ultimately, Neeson agreed that the ongoing movement against sexual harassment was "healthy," and pointed out that it's a discussion that should be happening in every industry.
 
Watch a clip below, and see the full interview here via RTE.
 
 
Below, see some Twitter users reactions to Neeson's interview.