Actor Alec Baldwin discussed rampant allegations of sexual misconduct with Megyn Kelly on her NBC morning show Thursday and stated that, while many perpetrators have admitted their guilt, there are innocents who stand accused of sexual impropriety.
Earlier this week, Baldwin shared a Twitter update calling out late-night TV hosts — such as Stephen Colbert and John Oliver — over their propensity to act as figurative grand juries with regard to targets of sexual misconduct allegations.
Baldwin tweeted Wednesday: “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.”
Baldwin told Kelly that he stands by his tweet and added that he doesn’t want to “see people who are innocent get into trouble.”
“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. “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.”