Alec Baldwin on Rush to Judgment in Misconduct Cases: ‘Lot of Accusations and No Proof Yet’

“I do find that, that whole issue, which is a big can of worms to open up really,” actor says

After calling out late-night hosts for taking on a “grand jury”-like role in the sexual misconduct scandals currently permeating Hollywood, Alec Baldwin told Megyn Kelly he stands by the comments he made on Twitter this week, as he doesn’t want to “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 told the “Megyn Kelly Today” host on Thursday. “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.”

Baldwin’s tweets followed late-night host John Oliver’s recent intense Q &A at the 92nd Street Y with Dustin Hoffman over sexual misconduct allegations.

“And a lot of people by the way, they endorse that,” Baldwin continued. “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. I just don’t want to see people who are innocent get into trouble.”

“Like [Harvey] Weinstein, for example, is in a rehab hiding behind millions of dollars’ worth of lawyers,” the actor added. “And I want to see the people who really did something get convicted, I mean I want the people who are in the wrong, I want them to be punished, but I don’t want to see innocent people get hurt either.”

Watch a video from Baldwin’s interview below.