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

Alec Baldwin: 'Grand Jury' Late Night Shows Are Harming

Filmmakers have been exposed, actors have been fired and familiar faces have gone off the air.

On Thursday, outspoken actor Alec Baldwin sat down with Megyn Kelly to discuss the issue he calls "a big can of worms".

Amid the fallout of John Oliver's heated exchange with Dustin Hoffman, Alec Baldwin has suggested that once "chit chat"-orientated talk shows are becoming too political and accusatory".

WATCH: "I want to see the people who really did something get convicted... but I don't want to see innocent people get hurt either".

Kelly mentioned "the Dustin Hoffman thing,"and the actor, in reference to Oliver's questioning, said, "And a lot of people, by the way, they endorse that".

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.

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He continued, "there's a lot of accusations and no proof yet, I don't want to see people to get hurt". I want the people who are the wrong, I want them to be punished.

"They think that those hosts of those shows are perfectly, not only within their rights, but it's very attractive or very necessary for them to be pressing this cause".

"They put up with it more. and now they don't put up with it", Baldwin said in agreement. "But it was, to a degree, of its time".

"For me what's different, is that what's odd, yes there are people, this is no excuse, but 40 years ago there was a kind of way that people had, a kind of sexualized byplay, a kind of fooling around that was wrong", Baldwin explained.

As for Baldwin, the actor may have felt incentivized to publicly slam the hosts as he now in the process of creating his own talk show, per The Hollywood Reporter.


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