Dustin Hoffman Accused Of Sexually Harassing A 17-Year-Old Woman In 1985
Dustin Hoffman has been accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old woman back in 1985.
DUSTIN HOFFMAN ACCUSED OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN 1985
The woman, writer Anna Graham Hunter, told The Hollywood Reporter that Hoffman harassed and groped her while she was interning as a production assistant on set of Death of a Salesman. Hoffman, who starred in the film, would talk explicitly about sex in front of her and inappropriately touch her, according to Hunter.
“I’ll have a hard-boiled egg… and a soft-boiled clitoris,” is a line that Hunter specifically recalls. She detailed the events in letters to her sister, of which she kept copies for herself. Another was, “So, did you have sex over the weekend like I told you?” And on one occasion, Hunter says Hoffman grabbed her “ass four times… I hit him each time, hard, and told him he was a dirty old man. He took off his hat and pointed to his head (shaved for the part) and said, ‘No, I’m a dirty young man, I have a full head of hair.'”
Hunter also recalled feeling conflicted at the time, because she admittedly “loved the attention from Dustin Hoffman. Until I didn’t.”
“No one is 100 percent good or bad. Dustin’s a pic, but I like him a lot,” reads an excerpt from a Feb. 20, 1985 letter written by Hunter. But now, she realizes the behavior “fits into the larger pattern of what women experience in Hollywood and everywhere,” she said. “He was a predator, I was a child, and this was sexual harassment.”
Hoffman reached out to the magazine to respond. “I have the utmost respect for women and feel terrible that anything I might have done could have put her in an uncomfortable situation,” he said. “I am sorry. It is not reflective of who I am.”
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