Alec Baldwin Rips John Oliver, Stephen Colbert for Snap Judgements on Sexual Harassment Claims


Alec Baldwin lashed out at liberal late-night hosts John Oliver and Stephen Colbert, insisting that they have help turn talk shows into “grand juries” in the court of public opinion.

“Talk shows were once promotional pit stops for some blithe chit chat about movies, etc,” Baldwin wrote on Twitter Wednesday. “Now the likes of @iamjohnoliver and @StephenAtHome have flipped that and they are beginning to resemble grand juries.”

Talk shows were once promotional pit stops for some blithe chit chat about movies, etc. Now the likes of @iamjohnoliver and @StephenAtHome have flipped that and they are beginning to resemble grand juries.

— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) December 6, 2017

Baldwin, his late-night impressions of President Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live notwithstanding, also appeared to take issue with Oliver’s grilling of Dustin Hoffman over allegations of sexual harassment. Monday at a Tribeca Film panel.

“I believe that, in terms of a criminal code or any wrong doing, there are gradations. Our system recognizes a misdemeanor from a felony and so forth. What Hoffman did several years ago was vulgar/offensive/ crude. But was it done with malice?” Baldwin wrote, referencing claims that Hoffman sexually harassed a 17-year-old high school student while filming 1985 TV movie Death of a Salesman.

1- I believe that, in terms of a criminal code or any wrong doing, there are gradations. Our system recognizes a misdemeanor from a felony and so forth. What Hoffman did several years ago was vulgar/offensive/ crude. But was it done with malice?

— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) December 7, 2017

Baldwin appeared to suggest that Hoffman’s alleged behavior was thought differently upon…

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