Liam Neeson criticises 'witch hunt' in wake of Hollywood harassment scandal

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The actor thinks there's "a bit of a witch hunt happening".

"On Thursday Liam Neeson appeared to be coming out on the side of the anti-sexual harassment "#MeToo" and "Time's Up" movements when he argued in an interview over the importance of equal pay.

Speaking on the Late Late Show on RTÉ One on Friday, Mr Neeson, the star of Taken and Schindler's List, said he was "on the fence" in relation to some of the allegations that have emerged.

He referred to radio presenter and writer Garrison Keillor who was dropped by Minnesota Public Radio a year ago after allegations of "inappropriate behaviour with an individual who worked with him".

However, Neeson, who was born in Northern Ireland but also has USA citizenship, said he welcomed the general trend towards exposing harassment. And he immediately took his hand away and apologised. "And she said 'forget about it, don't worry about it.' Months later he gets a call from a lawyer, or his radio station does in Minnesota Public Radio, saying he inappropriately touched this lady, and he was dropped like that". "And he was dropped like that".

Following the story about Keillor, The Late Late Show's host Ryan Tubridy cited the names of Kevin Spacey and Dustin Hoffman as examples of other prominent men who have been accused of misconduct, but Neeson stood by his fellow actors.

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Liam Neeson criticises 'witch hunt' in wake of Hollywood harassment scandal

"Because when you're doing a play and you're with your family, other actors, technicians, you do silly things. If you don't do it every night you think it's going to jinx the show", the Irish star said.

Hoffman has been accused of harassment and assault by multiple women, charges which he has strenuously denied.

Neeson made the comments during an interview with Irish broadcaster RTE. So yeah, it's not been a great week for his personal brand.

The "MeToo" movement encourages victims of this behaviour to speak up about inappropriate incidents that have happened to them. "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".

Between Liam Neeson's comments on the #MeToo movement (more on that to come) and that freakish bin segment (check out the public reaction to that here), nobody could have guessed that Tubridy's interview with Trump's former press secretary would comparatively barely register.

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