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

07 Décembre 2017

Earlier this week, Oliver made headlines for confronting Dustin Hoffman about his past sexual harassment allegations at a Wag the Dog screening.

Actor and comedian Alec Baldwin slammed talk show hosts Stephen Colbert and John Oliver in a tweet today for not sticking to "chit chat", and instead turning their programs into "grand juries".

"It's really, really tough because you certainly don't want to see people who are guilty of something, who have done bad things, wrong things, you want to see those people get punished", said Baldwin. 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 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.

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"For me, what is different, what is odd, this is no excuse, but like 40 years ago there was a kind of way that people had a kind of sexualized by-play, and a kind of fooling around that was wrong", Baldwin argued.

"You look back and you say it was wrong then but it seemed to be less problematic than it is now".

Baldwin also didn't comment on the allegations against James Toback, but did refer to him as his friend, who he hasn't spoken to since the countless accusations of sexual assault came to light.

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