CONTENT WARNING: This article discusses sexual abuse.

In the past month, hundreds of men and women have come forward with claims of sexual assault and misconduct against several Hollywood heavyweights, including 100+ allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein, as well as multiple accusations levelled at actor Kevin Spacey, producer Brett Ratner and comedian Louis C.K. 

It’s been seen as a reckoning for the accused, whose alleged offences had until now been “an open secret” in show business. While countless people, including many celebs, have publicly supported those who have spoken out, not everyone stands with them.

Enter actress Kirstie Alley, who took to Twitter to slam the accusations, describing the vibe in Hollywood at the moment as nothing more than “a witch hunt” and demanding justice for the accused.

She’s a big believer in the old “innocent until proven guilty” adage, which is fundamentally flawed. But okay Kirstie, off ya go.

The 66-year-old did admit that she had no idea who Roy Moore – the US senate candidate accused of sexual misconduct with a 14-year-old girl – was. But that, apparently, didn’t stop her from having an opinion.

After her rant, some of her followers couldn’t resist bringing up her controversial religious beliefs.

While others pointed out why Alley’s stance was damaging to every abuse victim out there.

Apparently unafraid to tackle such a sensitive issue, Alley was back at it just a couple of days later with this smug little nugget.

She insisted that she knew nothing of the “open secret” that had plagued Hollywood for decades.

Maybe because you, er, would have dismissed it as a witch hunt? Dunno, just a thought.

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