Liam Neeson: "Bit of a witch hunt" over sex allegations

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 13, 2016 file photo, Irish actor Liam Neeson speaks during a press conference to promote his new film "Operation Chromite" in Seoul, South Korea. Actor Liam Neeson says that the Hollywood sexual harassment scandal has sparked "a bit of a witch hunt.” (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

LONDON — 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 behavior." 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 in Friday's Late Late Show that the "#MeToo" movement taking place "across every industry (is) healthy."

Must Read

Image of Asia: Protesting killings of civilians in Kashmir

Aug 22, 2016

Image of Asia: Neighbors and relatives of a man killed by a tear gas shell shout anti-India slogans...

Image of Asia: Floodwaters cover low-lying land in Allahabad

Aug 23, 2016

Image of Asia: Floodwaters cover low-lying areas of Allahabad, India

Garland tells law students that careers can be unpredictable

Aug 26, 2016

Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland told entering Harvard Law School students on Friday that they...

Mylan launching cheaper, generic version of EpiPen

Aug 29, 2016

The maker of EpiPens will start selling a cheaper, generic version of the emergency allergy shots...

European ships rescue thousands of migrants off Libyan coast

Aug 29, 2016

Italian naval ships along with vessels from non-government groups rescue thousands of migrants off...

Weather, 20 December
Houston Weather
+7

High: +11° Low: -2°

Humidity: 83%

Wind: NNE - 7 KPH

Canberra Weather
+27

High: +27° Low: +17°

Humidity: 87%

Wind: W - 20 KPH

Roissy-en-France Weather
+6

High: +6° Low: -5°

Humidity: 87%

Wind: ENE - 7 KPH

Florence Weather
+9

High: +9° Low: +6°

Humidity: 97%

Wind: ENE - 17 KPH

Parga Weather
+7

High: +16° Low: +4°

Humidity: 100%

Wind: SE - 25 KPH