Liam Neeson says there is a "witch hunt" in sexual misconduct allegations

Liam Neesonhas called the #MeToo movement in Hollywood healthy but also sees

Liam Neeson has defended veteran actor Dustin Hoffman, saying that the campaign against sexual harassment in Hollywood is becoming "a bit of a witch hunt".

The allegations against Hoffman are only the latest in a wave of claims about sexual misconduct by Hollywood heavyweights, including the producer Harvey Weinstein and the actor Kevin Spacey.

Keillor was sacked by Minnesota Public Radio late past year over allegations of "inappropriate behavior with an individual who worked with him".

Neeson, 65, said his fellow actor was engaging in "childhood stuff" and that anything he might have done while working as a theatre actor could have been "because of superstition".

In an interview on Friday's edition of RTE's The Late Late Show, Liam Neeson was reflecting on his life in film, after this week being awarded the Presidential Distinguished Service Award, which highlights the work of Irish people overseas. 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, or something'.

Liam said: 'I was reading recently about him, and he was listening to a sad story of a female friend of his, and the end of this, I put her hand on her bare back. "I'm on the fence about that", he said. And he immediately took his hand away and apologized. "Because, when you're doing a play and you're with your family - other actors, technicians - you do silly things, and it becomes kind of superstitious". She said forget about.


"Months later, he gets a call from a lawyer, or his radio station does, saying he inappropriately touched this lady".

Dustin Hoffman has been accused of sexual assault by multiple women, of exposing himself to a minor and of sexual harassment.

British actor Liam Neeson comments on the series of claims of sexual harassment in Hollywood.

Neeson then donwplayed the suggestion that Hoffman groped a woman's breast, describing it as "childhood stuff". "It's healthy, and it's across every industry".

During his appearence on last night's Late Late Show, he also stated that "the focus was on Hollywood" at the moment.

Above all, Mr Higgins said he wanted to acknowledge Neeson's contribution as a goodwill ambassador for Unicef for the last 20 years. "And if you read the stuff I've read about how female labourers are being treated in farms, ranches, and all the rest of it, it's chilling", he said.

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