"There's some people, famous people, being suddenly accused of touching some girl's knee or something, and suddenly they're being dropped from their program or something", the actor said.
"I think Dustin Hoffman..."
The French actor Catherine Deneuve drew sharp criticism this week when she also used the term "witch-hunt" to describe the chain of events since allegations of serial sexual assault were made against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein past year.
But he added that he was "on the fence" about harassment allegations against Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffman.More news: Bandai Namco announced the re-release of the game Dark Souls
Speaking on the Late Late Show on RTÉ One on Friday, Mr Neeson, the star of Taken and Schindler's List, said he was "on the fence" in relation to some of the allegations that have emerged.
In response to Hunter's allegations Hoffman issued a statement saying the incident "is not reflective of who I am".
At the same time, Neeson outlined that the #MeToo movement was "healthy" and such allegations were widely spread "across every industry", but "the focus was on Hollywood".
Neeson said he had been reading about him recently. But it's across every industry.
And I get sent facts and figures and stuff. "If you've read the stuff I've read about how female labourers are being treated on farms and ranches, it's chilling".
Neeson, who has starred in such films as the Taken series and Love Actually, made the remarks during an interview with the Irish broadcaster RTE.More news: BHP Billiton plc (BLT) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages
"Liam Neeson: witch hunt is a term for false accusations against the vulnerable by the powerful, so it's not an accurate description of holding privileged men in power accountable for their actions".
Another user wrote,"Liam Neeson on the "Late Late" suggesting that Hoffman might simply rub a co-star's breasts in superstition before a performance. But it's childhood stuff".
Neeson, who is from Ballymena, was awarded for his work with Unicef and for being a world renowned actor.
Hollywood movie star Liam Neeson was in the Aras today meeting with President Michael D Higgins.
But @RealSarahFlynn wrote: "You mightn't like it but at least he's authentic and I don't think calling elements of it a witch hunt is that terribly untrue".More news: Espanyol boss Quique Sanchez Flores turns down move to Stoke City