Alec Baldwin Defends Comments About Sexual Harassment Accusers on 'Megyn Kelly Today'

Lifestyle       by Ramsha Soofi | Published

Earlier this week, Oliver made headlines for confronting Dustin Hoffman about his past sexual harassment allegations at a Wag the Dog screening.

Just a month after the actor quit his personal Twitter account because of the overwhelming negative reception to his comments on accusers who accept settlements, Baldwin told Megyn Kelly on Thursday's edition of Megyn Kelly Today that he doesn't want to see innocent people "get hurt".

WATCH: "I want to see the people who really did something get convicted... but I don't want to see innocent people get hurt either". I want the people who are the wrong, I want them to be punished.

Alec Baldwin appears on Megyn Kelly Today on December 7, 2017. The actor tweeted on Wednesday that hosts, like John Oliver and Stephen Colbert, should just stick to "blithe chit chat". Kelly agreed, saying that Hoffman and someone like Harvey Weinstein aren't in the "same class".

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Dustin Hoffman, 80, was accused of sexually harassing two women. But it seemed to be less problematic than it is now. "From a few things you've read you've made an incredible assumption about me".

"We need to have more understanding of where, how we treat people", Baldwin said, concluding his remarks on the subject.

"And there are people who say that if an entire television show and all very well paid crew and cast of that show lose their jobs, year ago that was used as means of leveraging the woman to keep quiet: you don't want to put all those people out of work".

As for why Colbert was included in Baldwin's criticism, well, some suspect the inclusion may have to do with Colbert's many segments covering the #MeToo movement, including asking Ben Affleck about accusations lobbied against him during what would've otherwise been a mere puff promotional interview for Justice League.

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