Alec Baldwin rips Oliver, Colbert for turning talk shows into 'grand juries'

Postado Dezembro 07, 2017

I just don't want to see people who are innocent get into trouble...[Harvey] Weinstein, for example, is in a rehab hiding behind millions of dollars' worth of lawyers.

The actor has singled out Stephen Colbert and John Oliver as two guys who he thinks are speaking too much truth to power.

"It's really really tough because you certainly want to see everyone who is guilty of something, who has done bad things, wrong things and hurt people you want to see those people get punished but I don't want to see other people get pulled into that. there's a lot of accusations and no proof yet".

Some in Hollywood have been critical of how Oliver turned a Wag the Dog anniversary screening panel into a confrontation with Hoffman over recent allegations of sexual misconduct, Baldwin retweeting several detractors including actor Michael Rapaport who called the HBO host a "motherf***er" and a "selfish f***".

The incident that seems to set Baldwin off was the Last Week Tonight host challenging actor Dustin Hoffman over an alleged 1985 incident in which "The Graduate" star is said to have sexually harassed a 17-year-old assistant.

"You look back and you say it was wrong then. [Women] put up with it more but now they don't put up with it".

She also asked Baldwin about controversial tweets he made earlier this year questioning if settlements women take slow down change.