65-year-old star of Taken also said #Metoo movement taking place everywhere is ‘healthy’
The Associated Press Posted: Jan 13, 2018 10:40 AM ET Last Updated: Jan 13, 2018 10:40 AM ET
Actor Liam Neeson says the Hollywood sexual harassment scandal has sparked “a bit of a witch hunt.”
Asked about the issue on the Irish broadcaster RTE, Neeson said: “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 program.”
He referred to U.S. radio presenter and writer Garrison Keillor, who was dropped by Minnesota Public Radio last year over an allegation of “inappropriate behaviour.” Neeson said that wasn’t the same as the “other Harvey Weinstein stuff.” Neeson also said he was “on the fence” regarding sexual misconduct allegations against Dustin Hoffman.
But the 65-year-old Taken star also said on Friday’s Late Late Show that the #MeToo movement taking place “across every industry (is) healthy.”