It’s going to take more than tarnishing a few reputations to make lasting change in the #MeToo movement, according to Alec Baldwin.
The actor, well-known for his impressions of President Trump on “Saturday Night Live,” tweeted Sunday from his foundation’s account that if Harvey Weinstein is not convicted in court, there could be potential implications for the crackdowns on sexual assault.
“People have lost their jobs, their reputations and the legacy of their good/great work,” he wrote. “Some have deserved that. Some have not. And all without a single conviction in a courtroom. If Weinstein is not convicted in court, this movement may be in jeopardy of derailing.”
Weinstein, a former hotshot Hollywood producer, was the first to be targeted in a slew of accusations about sexual misconduct in Hollywood. Six women filed a lawsuit against Weinstein and his former company, Weinstein Co., last week, claiming that the company helped facilitate the producer’s alleged misconduct. While Weinstein and other prominent names, such as actor Kevin Spacey, have already been sacked from their positions and blacklisted, Baldwin said it’s going to take a criminal conviction to ensure that the movement’s legitimacy remains intact.