Liam Neeson Shares Thoughts on 'Witch Hunt' Happening in Hollywood

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Appearing on an Irish TV show, popular actor Liam Neeson took the opportunity to speak out against the allegations of inappropriate behavior that have inundated Hollywood, affecting his colleagues.

Liam Neeson has claimed that sexual harassment allegations in Hollywood have turned into a "witch hunt".

Neeson was referring to the story of NPR's radio host and writer Garrison Keillor, who was sacked from Minnesota Public radio after being accused of inappropriate behavior with a co-worker, according to the New York Post. Two other women have said Hoffman assaulted them on 1987 movie Ishtar, while another woman, a friend of Hoffman's daughter, has also made allegations against the actor.

"There is a movement happening and it's healthy and it's across every industry", he said.

Keillor, in a statement to The Associated Press at the time, said he was sacked over "a story I think is more interesting and more complicated than the version MPR heard". "But it's childhood stuff what he was doing", Neeson said.

'Months later, he gets a call from a lawyer, saying he inappropriately touched this lady, and he was dropped from his programme'. "I think Dustin Hoffman was.I'm not saying I've done similar things like with what he did, you know, he apparently touched another girl's breasts and stuff, but it's childhood stuff". "Since when you're completing a play and you're with your family, different on-screen characters, specialists, you do senseless things".

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Additionally, the actor commented on the claims against Dustin Hoffman. Some actors can become "superstitious" about certain actions, he explained, and may believe that if they don't to perform those actions every night, it will "jinx" the show.

"There is a movement happening", he said.

In an interview on the Late Late Show on Ireland network RTE, Neeson spoke about the Hollywood and industries-wide shift in addressing and appropriately responding to accounts of sexual assault and harassment.

Metro.co.uk has approached Neeson's reps for comment.

"I'm a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, and a very proud one. If you've read the stuff I've read about how female labourers are being treated on farms and ranches, it's chilling".

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