Alec Baldwin doesn’t want show hosts doing serious interviews


Alec Baldwin misses softball interviews.


The Emmy-winning actor lamented Wednesday that late show hosts are grilling men accused of sexual assault.


“Talk shows were once promotional pit stops for some blithe chit chat about movies, etc,” Baldwin tweeted.


“Now the likes of @iamjohnoliver and @StephenAtHome have flipped that and they are beginning to resemble grand juries.”

Alec Baldwin says he knew about ‘rumors’ of sexual assault


Baldwin is likely referring to Oliver’s confrontation with Dustin Huffman at a 20th anniversary screening of “Wag the Dog” at the 92nd Street Y Monday night during which the “Last Week Tonight” host said he didn’t accept the actor’s apology after being accused of sexual harassment.


Last month, former intern Anna Graham Hunter claimed the actor made lewd comments and groped her on the set of the 1986 film “Death of a Salesman” when she was 17 years old.


Hoffman apologized in a statement.


“I have the utmost respect for women and feel terrible that anything I might have done could have put her in an uncomfortable situation,” he said.

John Oliver slams Dustin Hoffman’s response to harassment claims


“I am sorry. It is not reflective of who I am.”

On Monday, John Oliver blasted Dustin Hoffman for his apology after being accused of sexual harassment.

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Oliver, however, said that kind of response “pisses me off.”


“It is reflective of who you were. If you’ve given no evidence to show it didn’t (happen), there was a period of time for a while when you were a creeper around women,” he said.


“It feels like a cop-out to say ‘it wasn’t me.’ Do you understand how that feels like a dismissal?”


Hoffman continued denying that he groped Graham Hunter and accused Oliver of making an “incredible assumption” of his guilt.


Baldwin recently admitted to mistreating women in the past, but said he doesn’t compare to accused men like Harvey Weinstein and James Toback.


“I certainly have treated women in a very sexist way. I’ve bullied women. I’ve overlooked women. I’ve underestimated women. Not as a rule,” he said at the Paley Center for Media.


“From time to time, I’ve done what a lot of men do, which is … when you don’t treat women the same way you treat men. You don’t. I’m from a generation where you really don’t and I’d like that to change. I really would like that to change.”


He also admitted to having heard rumors about Weinstein allegedly raping Rose McGowan “for decades” but did nothing.

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