Piers Morgan accuses Ewan McGregor of supporting pedophile in flap over women's march

A clash between actor Ewan McGregor and TV host Piers Morgan over the Women's March has escalated to an unexpected degree, when Morgan accused McGregor of supporting pedophilia.

It started when Morgan denigrated Women's March on Twitter.

McGregor, meanwhile, applauded marchers.

Apparently, McGregor was due to appear on Morgans' TV show Good Morning Britain but cancelled when he became aware of Morgans' tweet. In response, Morgan laid into the actor, first on the show and then in an article published by the Daily Mail where he criticized his support of Roman Polanski.

Wrote Morgan:

Had we done the interview, I might have asked him how his heroic support for women justified him working for director Roman Polanski, a self-confessed and convicted child abuser, on the film, The Ghostwriter.

Polanksi pleaded guilty to the statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl, then fled America to escape a lengthy prison sentence.

‘He’s a legendary filmmaker, one of the best,’ gushed McGregor in a 2010 interview about the pedophile, for whom Meryl Streep once gave a standing ovation at the Oscars.

A new warrant was issued for Polanski’s arrest during the movie’s post-production stage.

McGregor, who has four young daughters, was asked about it and said: ‘I felt sad for Roman because he’s an old man who I’m incredibly fond of. I like him as a man.’