Liam Neeson says Hollywood experiencing 'bit of a witch hunt'

Liam Neeson says Hollywood experiencing 'bit of a witch hunt'
From BBC - January 13, 2018

Ballymena-born actor Liam Neeson has said the Hollywood sexual harassment scandal has sparked "a bit of a witch hunt".

Since early October, some of the biggest names in arts and entertainment have been caught up in the scandal.

Neeson, 65, was asked about the issue on RTE's The Late Late Show.

He said some people are "being suddenly accused of touching some girl's knee or something and suddenly they are being dropped from their programme".

Neeson said that he was "on the fence" about allegations levelled at Dustin Hoffman.

'Childhood stuff'

"When you are doing a play and you are with your family, other actors and technicians, you do silly things. You do silly things and it becomes superstitious. If you do not do it every night you think it's going to jinx the show," the Irish star said.

"I think Dustin Hoffman... I am not saying I have done similar things like what he did. Apparently he touched a girl's breast and stuff, but it's childhood stuff."


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