Liam Neeson says that the Hollywood sexual harassment scandal has sparked “a bit of a witch hunt”.
Asked about the issue, Neeson, 65, told Irish chat programme The Late Late Show, which airs on RTE: “There is a bit of a witch hunt happening too.
“There’s some people, famous people, being suddenly accused of touching some girl’s knee or something and suddenly they’re being dropped from their programme….”
He said that he was “on the fence” about allegations levelled at Dustin Hoffman.
“When you’re doing a play and you’re with your ‘family’, other actors and technicians, you do silly things. You do silly things and it becomes superstitious. If you don’t do it every night you think it’s going to jinx the show,” the Irish star said.
“I think Dustin Hoffman… I’m not saying I’ve done similar things like what he did. Apparently he touched a girl’s breast and stuff, but it’s childhood stuff.”
Last year, actress Anna Graham Hunter alleged Hoffman groped her and made inappropriate comments when she was a 17-year-old intern on the set of the 1985 TV movie Death of a Salesman.
Playwright Cori Thomas accused him of exposing himself to her in a New York hotel room in 1980, when she was 16.
In response to Hunter’s allegations, Hoffman issued a statement saying the incident “is not reflective of who I am”.
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SOURCE: The Telegraph