Alec Baldwin: 'Grand Jury' Late Night Shows Are Harming "Innocent People"

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

The star posted his complaints soon after retweeting a video from Michael Rapaport in which he had some crass words for Oliver, who grilled Hoffman about the sexual harassment allegations that came out against him at a 20th anniversary screening of "Wag the Dog" over the weekend. Baldwin wrote, referencing claims that Hoffman sexually harassed a 17-year-old high school student while filming 1985 TV movie Death of a Salesman.

When Oliver criticised his response, Hoffman, 80, declared, "You've put me on display here".

Alec Baldwin took to Megyn Kelly's Today hour to talk about his latest controversial tweet, this time reminiscing about the days when talk shows were "once promotional pit stops for some blithe chit chat about movies, etc". The actor has singled out Stephen Colbert and John Oliver as two guys who he thinks are speaking too much truth to power.

"I do find that, that whole issue, which is a big can of worms to open up really, it is really, really tough, because you certainly want to see everyone who is guilty of something, who have done bad things, wrong things that hurt people, you want to see those people get punished", Baldwin explained.

Baldwin appeared to suggest that Hoffman's alleged behavior was thought differently upon decades ago. "I want to see the people who really did something get convicted".

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He also confirmed that four of the returnees had medical cases and were promptly taken away on an ambulance for treatment. He noted that accessibility into such troubled areas was also a major challenge.

Alec Baldwin, seen here on November 7, 2017, said questioning from some late-night talk show hosts may hurt innocent people.

The Departed star expanded on his comments during a Thursday morning (07Dec17) appearance on US show Today, when he tackled the sensitive subject with broadcaster Megyn Kelly. "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". Instead, he says they now "resemble grand juries".

Alec also offered up his thoughts on his filmmaker pal James Toback, who has been accused of sexual harassment and assault by more than 30 women in recent weeks, admitting he can not understand why any man would force themselves upon a woman.

"We need to have more understanding of where, how we treat people..."

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