(ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY) -- Alec Baldwin is stepping back from Twitter after comments he made about Rose McGowan in an interview with PBS News Hour were criticized online.
“It is [with] some degree of sadness that I will suspend posting on this, a TWITTER account, for a period of and in the current climate,” Baldwin wrote in a series of tweets on Saturday. “It was never my intention, in my public statements, to ‘blame the victim’ in the many sexual assault cases that have emerged recently. I simply posited that the settlement of such cases certainly delayed justice, though I am fully aware that those settlements were entered into [with] the understanding that settlement is wise, intimidated into believing so. My heart goes out to all such victims. My goal is to do better in all things related to gender equality. Au revoir.”