Dustin Hoffman Becomes Latest Hollywood Heavyweight to Be Accused of Sexual Harassment
Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman is apologizing for an alleged act of sexual harassment that happened on a film set more than 30 years ago.
While working on the TV movie, Death of a Salesman, a then-17-year-old female intern claims Hoffman groped her and talked about sex in front of her.
Writer Anna Graham Hunter made the revelations to The Hollywood Reporter.
“He asked me to give him a foot massage my first day on set; I did,” she wrote. “He was openly flirtatious, he grabbed my ass, he talked about sex 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 laughing. I left, speechless. Then I went to the bathroom and cried.”
She also said she kept a diary and wrote how he allegedly groped her during production of the 1985 film.
“He was a predator, I was a child and this was sexual harassment," she added. "As to how it fits into my own pattern, I imagine I’ll be figuring that out for years to come."
"I have the utmost respect for women and feel terrible that anything I might have done could have put her in an uncomfortable situation," Hoffman said in a statement Wednesday. "I am sorry. It is not reflective of who I am."