Alec Baldwin doesn’t want to see “innocent” people go down for something they didn’t do.
During an appearance on Megyn Kelly TODAY Thursday morning, the actor opened up about sexual harassment scandal in Hollywood, saying he wants to make sure the right people “get convicted.”
“I want to see the people who really did something get convicted, I mean I want the people who are the wrong, I want them to be punished,” he said. “But I don’t want innocent people get hurt either.”
When asked about his since-deleted tweets condemning late night talk show hosts for asking guests probing questions about sexual harassment, Baldwin stressed the danger of presuming people guilty.
“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,” he said. “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.”
“A lot of people by the way, they endorse that. 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,” he said. “I just don’t want to see people who are innocent get into trouble.”
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Still, Baldwin said there is “no excuse” for inappropriate behavior.
“We need to have more understanding of where, how we treat people,” Baldwin said of what needs to change moving forward. “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. And men do that to women all of the time.”