The sexual harassment controversy that first began with producer Harvey Weinstein has continued to expand, even reaching politics with allegations against Sen. Al Franken and Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.
The latest allegations, against Pixar executive John Lasseter, lead him to take a six-month leave of absence.
Actor, producer and director Stephen Baldwin weighed in on the sexual harassment scandals rocking Hollywood during an interview on FOX Businessâ âVarney & Co.â
âYes, [itâs the] tip of the iceberg, because in the culture and the industry of Hollywood this has been pervasive, like in politics as weâre clearly seeing,â Baldwin told Stuart Varney.
But Baldwin also cautioned not to rush to judgement until all the facts are in.
âI also think that we got to be really careful with this because this, just like thereâs bad guys doing bad stuff who deserve judgement, thereâs going to be some people that are making stuff up and causing trouble and getting even with people and itâs kind of difficult right now.â
According to Baldwin, sexual harassment is not something only committed by men in Hollywood.
âThereâs lots of women executives that youâd be surprised in different industries what has transpired. Iâve had that,â he said.
Baldwin explained that after he was in the 1995 movie âThe Usual Suspects,â some female producers made comments on how âwe get you up the rung of the ladder here.â
Though Baldwin says he never did anything, the female executives implied he could boost is career if he did.
âIt was an invitation to have my career be helped, etc., etc., if I played the game,â he said.