Kirstie Alley Slams Anonymous Victims of Sexual Harassment
Kirsty Alley has slammed victims of sexual harassment for staying anonymous and not ''confronting'' their accusers.
The 66-year-old actress is causing contoversy after she hit out at ''bullshit'' scenarios which have seen high-profile Hollywood figures disgraced over anonymous accusations of sexual misconduct.
She claimed that not speaking out publicly is damaging to the ''real victims'' of abuse.
To say that people aren't happy with the star would be an understatement.
She tweeted, "What the hell is happening? We now live in a country where people lose their jobs when accused of something without proof or trial or in some cases w anonymous accusers? [sic]
"Can't confront your accuser? That is bullshit.
"And IT HURTS THE REAL VICTIMS of abuse. AND innocent people [sic].''
What the hell is happening? We now live in a country where people lose their jobs when accused of something without proof or trial or in some cases w anonymous accusers? Can't confront your accuser? This is bullshit. And IT HURTS THE REAL VICTIMS of abuse. AND innocent people.Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) November 29, 2017
The Twittersphere came at her in full force:
Seriously??Were you there when we were threatened with losing our jobs?OR when we did report it & got fired?OR when we did report it & were told that because of his position in the company we wouldnt be believed?We come forward now because theres strength in numbers #metooRo (@RandJ) November 30, 2017
ARE YOU KIDDING!? You are one crazy crazy lady!!!!Iamdavideric (@IamDavidEric) November 29, 2017
How do you know they don't have proof? When I spoke up years ago it was brushed under the rug! Women are finally feeling empowered to come forward! Stop shaming the victims!Amy Adams - Army Vet (@grannyamoose) November 30, 2017
Though the Cheers star's comments came after Today host Matt Lauer was fired by NBC following a ''detailed complaint by a colleague about inappropriate sexual behaviour in the workplace," she later insisted she wasn't referring to that specific incident.
I may be mistaken (I'm not) I don't believe I've ever mentioned Matt L. in ANY tweet EVER.. another example of MISDUPLICATION run a muckKirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) November 30, 2017
She posted, "I may be mistaken (I'm not) I don't believe I've ever mentioned Matt L. in ANY tweet EVER.. another example of MISDUPLICATION run a muck [sic].''
But after receiving a backlash from her followers, Kirsty later returned to Twitter to urge people to embrace the ''goodness'' in the world.
My prediction for 2018? A lot less dicks are gonna see the light of day in the work placeKirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) November 30, 2017
She wrote, ''Ok on another note..there is SO much GOOD IN THIS WORD [sic].
"And I just hope all this chaos doest occlude the GOODNESS around us [sic].
"Take injustice against the bad and REVEL IN THE GOOD [sic].''
Matt released a statement about the accusations today, which said, "There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions.
"To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry.…as I am writing this I realize the depth of the damage and disappointment I have left behind at home and at NBC."