Alec Baldwin wants sexual predators punished — but only if they truly deserve it.
The Emmy-winning actor appeared on “Megyn Kelly Today” on Thursday where he discussed sexual misconduct in Hollywood and how some people are being punished without any proof — seemingly referring to Dustin Hoffman.
He also noted that things were different 40 years ago and things were “less problematic” then.
“It’s really really tough because you certainly want to see everyone who is guilty of something, who has done bad things, wrong things and hurt people you want to see those people get punished but I don’t want to see other people get pulled into that… there’s a lot of accusations and no proof yet. I don’t want to see people get hurt.”
“I want to see the people who really did something get convicted… but I don’t want to see innocent people get hurt either,” he explained further.
Kelly questioned if he was referring to the accusations against Dustin Hoffman after John Oliver grilled the “Wag the Dog” star over the claims during an interview at the 92Y on Monday.
That interview seemed to lead to Baldwin’s tweet on Wednesday night where he wrote, “Now the likes of @iamjohnoliver and @StephenAtHome have flipped that and they are beginning to resemble grand juries.”
Kelly pointed at that Weinstein and Hoffman were “not in the same class.”
“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.
“You look back and you say it was wrong then but it seemed to be less problematic than it is now. “Where we live now is that are a lot of things you just don’t do anymore.”
Kelly chimed in to say women were in submissive positions years ago.
“They put up with it more … and now they don’t put up with it,” Baldwin said in agreement.
She also asked Baldwin about controversial tweets he made earlier this year questioning if settlements women take slow down change.
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.