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US Actor Danny DeVito Defends UK Labour Chief Jeremy Corbyn Amid Antisemitism Scandals

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American actor Danny DeVito defended British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn this week amid the ongoing antisemitism scandals roiling his Labour Party.

Speaking in Los Angeles at the Season 13 premiere of his sitcom, “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia,” DeVito — who endorsed Corbyn ahead of the UK’s 2017 general election — suggested that events from Corbyn’s past had been “dug up” to make the politician “look bad.”

The 73-year-old DeVito said, “That’s the kind of thing that is dug up by everybody to, ‘You know this guy is doing something that we don’t want and let’s figure out a way to make him look bad in front of everybody.’ We all know that, that’s Hollywood, that’s the way it happens in Hollywood, the same way it happens in politics. You do something, people go, ‘Oh, s**t, let’s attack this guy for something that happened like 25 years ago.'”

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