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As celebrities, politicians, and big names in the media get hit with allegations of sexual misconduct, Hollywood actress Kirstie Alley is offering a different perspective on all the controversies.

Alley, 66, doesn't negate the seriousness of sexual harassment or assault. But she thinks accusers shouldn't seek to remain anonymous.

Earlier in November, she tweeted, “I'm an advocate of courts of law 4 criminal matters. Also innocent until proven guilty is a fairly sane concept that I'm pretty sure each of us would like to be afforded. Rumors cause witchhunts. Seems ok to be part of the mob until U become the next witch.”

On Wednesday, she followed up with more on the topic, and she's catching big-time heat for her comments.

Alley tweeted:

Some didn't take kindly to Alley's choice of words:

Alley decided to respond to the “women like you” remark:

She suggested catching people in the act. “It's time to start wearing videos on our heads so we can document everything.... until someone learns to edit fake footage..damn!! my great ideas [are] always flawed,” she tweeted.

Further, despite her comments about victims, Alley wanted to make it clear she does not condone sexual assault, tweeting: “I too condone NO sexual misconduct. However, it is important [for] us to differentiate between rape, lewd language, gross physical displays, groping or someone just goofing around. This could instantly help us decide what actions to take.”

Please note: This is a commentary piece. The views and opinions expressed within it are those of the author only and do not necessarily reflect the editorial opinion of IJR.

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