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Alec Baldwin defends comparison of late-night shows to 'grand juries'

Alec Baldwin defends comparison of late-night shows to 'grand juries'

Baldwin's words closely follow Michael Rappaport's criticism of Oliver's decision (a video which Baldwin re-tweeted before making his own remarks) to bring up sexual misconduct allegations against actor Dustin Hoffman at an anniversary screening of Wag the Dog.

On Wednesday, following Dustin Hoffman's argument with John Oliver on Monday, Baldwin tweeted from his foundation handle that late-night shows, which once featured small talk for figures on promotional tours, had become "grand juries". I just don't want to see people who are innocent get into trouble", he cautioned, adding, "I want to see the people who really did something get convicted. "They think the people that host most of those shows are perfectly-not only within their rights, but that it's very attractive or very necessary for them to be pressing this cause". "I don't want to see people get hurt", Baldwin told Kelly. "But I don't want to see other people get pulled into that who ... there's a lot of accusations and no proof yet, I don't want to see people to get hurt". "But I don't want innocent people get hurt either".

Emmy Award-winner Baldwin, who was born in Amityville and raised in Massapequa, offered historical perspective, telling Kelly, "This is no excuse, but, like, 40 years ago there was a kind of way that people had, a kind of sexualized byplay and a kind of fooling around that was wrong - you look back and you say it was wrong then".

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Baldwin appeared to suggest that Hoffman's alleged behavior was thought differently upon decades ago. "Like someone said to me, if we are in a conversation and I talk over you, that is a mild form of bullying, if I don't let you finish your sentence".

Alec Baldwin might be a fixture of the most recent seasons of Saturday Night Live as the show routinely lampoons Donald Trump, but that doesn't mean he appreciates all aspects of late night TV getting roundly political.

He said, "Anybody who's guilty of this predatory behaviour, men that I know. we don't understand men who want a woman, her tears streaming down her face and she's begging you not to do the thing you're going to do, and most men that I know say, 'What's with that?'"


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