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.
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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€™ â€œVarney & Co.â€
â€œYes, [itâ€™s the] tip of the iceberg, because in the culture and the industry of Hollywood this has been pervasive, like in politics as weâ€™re clearly seeing,â€ Baldwin told Stuart Varney.
But Baldwin also cautioned not to rush to judgement until all the facts are in.
â€œI also think that we got to be really careful with this because this, just like thereâ€™s bad guys doing bad stuff who deserve judgement, thereâ€™s going to be some people that are making stuff up and causing trouble and getting even with people and itâ€™s kind of difficult right now.â€
According to Baldwin, sexual harassment is not something only committed by men in Hollywood.
â€œThereâ€™s lots of women executives that youâ€™d be surprised in different industries what has transpired. Iâ€™ve had that,â€ he said.
Baldwin explained that after he was in the 1995 movie â€œThe Usual Suspects,â€ some female producers made comments on how â€œwe 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.
â€œIt was an invitation to have my career be helped, etc., etc., if I played the game,â€ he said.