Alec Baldwin admitted that he is guilty of mistreating women in the past. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Baldwin – during the ceremony for the Paley Center For Media – said: “I have certainly treated women in a very sexist way.”
He said he has “bullied,” “overlooked and underestimated” them but not as a rule. The actor revealed that from time to time, he had treated them, unlike his male counterparts.
He added, “I’m from a generation where you don’t, and I’d like that to change.” Additionally, the Emmy winner stated it’s not just in Hollywood where this takes place, but in other professional settings as well.
Furthermore, Baldwin stated it’s essential for everyone to make the workplace a comfortable place that is productive, fair, and appropriate.
“It’s hurting our business,” and it’s “making it less productive” according to the Saturday Night Live star who’s impression of Donald Trump garnered widespread acclaim.
Baldwin revealed that he, like many others, knew about sexual misconduct in Hollywood long before The New York Times published their exposé regarding the harassment perpetrated by Harvey Weinstein.
However, he “didn’t know the scope” of the allegations and didn’t realize how intense it is. The actor said it’d been “very eye-opening” and everyone must do better and be vigilant to make sure everyone can get the job done together.
The alumni of 30 Rock joins a lengthy list of celebrities in recent months who have spoken out against assault and harassment in the industry.
As you already know, after the Harvey Weinstein allegations came to the surface, accusations in Hollywood have reached new heights with the most recent scandal centering around the behavior of Kevin Spacey – the star of House Of Cards.
Additionally, women such as Selma Blair and Rachel McAdams accused James Toback of similar crimes. Almost three hundred women have retweeted related stories on Twitter regarding the behavior of Toback.