The latest actor to be accused of sexual misconduct is Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman, with the alleged offences occurring back in 1985 when he was shooting the TV movie ‘Death Of A Salesman’ alongside John Malkovich.
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The accusations come courtesy of author Anna Graham Hunter (pictured below), who was working as a 17-year-old intern on the set of the movie at the time. Extracts from her diary at the time reveal the following information:
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.
Today, when I was walking Dustin to his limo, he felt my 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.”
He also said he wanted my left breast for lunch and asked me whether I had had sex in the last week or not.
Ugh, what a creep. Hoffman hasn’t come out and denied the allegations either, instead offering the following statement:
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.
I suppose that’s a bit better than some people’s attempted apologies (cough, Kevin Spacey), but is it really enough to get him off the hook? Probably, although it seems like pretty much everyone in Hollywood is a gross lech at this point so I doubt any of them are going to be reprimanded for their past actions. Maybe it can improve the culture in the future though. Maybe.
If you haven’t heard about Kevin Spacey yet, click here. Guy sounds like a grade A scumbag.