Dustin Hoffman accused of sexual harassment against 17-year-old

Writer Anna Graham Hunter alleges the actor groped her and engaged in sexually inappropriate conversations on the situate of 1985 TV movie Death of a Salesman

Dustin Hoffman has been accused of sexual harassment against a 17 -year-old intern in 1985.

Writer Anna Graham Hunter alleges that the actor , now 80, groped her on the define of TV movie Death of a Salesman and spoke inappropriately about sex with her.

” He asked me to give him a foot massage my first day on set; I did ,” Hunter wrote in the Hollywood Reporter.” He was openly flirtatious, he grabbed my ass, he talked about sexuality to me and in front of me. One morning I went to his dressing room to take his breakfast order; he looked at me and grinned, taking his time. Then he said,’ I’ll have a hard-boiled egg … and a soft-boiled clitoris .’ His entourage burst out chuckling. I left, speechless. Then I went to the bathroom and cried .”

John Malkovich and Dustin Hoffman in 1985′ s Death of a Salesman. Photograph: Allstar/ CBS/ Sportsphoto Ltd ./ Allstar

Hunter detailed Hoffman’s alleged treatment of her over her five weeks on set in a diary that she mailed to her sister at the time.” Today, when I was strolling Dustin to his limo, he felt my ass four times ,” she wrote.” I hit him each time, hard, and told him he was a dirty old man .”

She claims that on situated, she was told to put up with his behaviour by a supervisor who told her to “sacrifice” some of her values for the sake of the production.

” At 49, I understand what Dustin Hoffman did as it fits into the larger pattern of what females experience in Hollywood and everywhere ,” she wrote, looking back.” He was a predator, I was a child, and this was sexual harassment. As to how it fits into my own pattern, I imagine I’ll be figuring that out for years to come .”

Hoffman has responded to the article with an apology:” I have the utmost respect for women and feel terrible that anything I might have done could have put her in an uncomfortable situation. I am sorry. It is not reflective of who I am .”

The Tootsie star’s reputation has often been troubling. On the situate of Kramer vs Kramer, he slapped Meryl Streep to improve her performance in a dramatic scene while also taunting her about the death of her boyfriend.” I was getting divorced, I’d been partying with narcotics and it depleted me in every style ,” Hoffman said of his behavior at the time.

The story comes after a spate of similar stories of sexual harassment within Hollywood against producer Harvey Weinstein, film-maker James Toback and performer Kevin Spacey. Today has also find six women accuse director Brett Ratner of sexual harassment, including actors Natasha Henstridge and Olivia Munn.

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