Michael Haneke slammed the #MeToo movement

(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 22, 2017 Austrian director Michael Haneke poses during a photocall for the film 'Happy End' at the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. Michael Haneke will create his first TV show named 'Kelvin's Book' according to German production company UFAFiction in a statement on January 30, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE

Vastavam web: Michael Haneke, the director of acclaimed film “Amour”, has slammed the #MeToo movement and said the campaign leads to a “new puritanism” that worries him.In an interview with Austrian daily Kurier, the Oscar- nominated director also blasted media for “murdered lives and careers in the process” and said the movement against sexual abuse is a “witch-hunt”.”As artistes, we’re starting to be fearful since we’re faced with this crusade against any form of eroticism,” he added.

However, Haneke said any act of “rape or sexual coercion” should be punished.”But I find the hysteria and condemnations without any trial totally disgusting,” he added.