Alec Baldwin hasn’t been accused of sexual abuse by anyone yet but he’s already acting like he has. Does he expect something to come out? Why else would he be apologizing in advance?
Entertainment Weekly reports:
Alec Baldwin says he’s ‘treated women in a very sexist way’
lec Baldwin is calling himself out for his past behavior toward women.
The 30 Rock alum was honored Thursday at a luncheon at the Paley Center for Media and while there, he addressed the swirl of sexual misconduct allegations currently dominating Hollywood. For his part, Baldwin admitted to previously treating women poorly in his own past. “I certainly have treated women in a very sexist way,” he said, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“I’ve bullied women. I’ve overlooked women. I’ve underestimated women. Not as a rule. 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 added.
Baldwin also used the moment to call for wider change in gender equality across the board, not just in Hollywood. “I think it’s important for us to try to make the workplace and beyond not only comfortable and right and fair and appropriate but as productive, as well,” he said. “I think a lot of what we’re dealing with within this issue is hurting our business. It’s making it less productive.”
The coming months are probably going to be filled with more accusations in Hollywood. The dam has broken.