Dustin Hoffman accused of sexual harassment in 1985

Dustin Hoffman apologizes to a woman who claims the actor sexually harassed her in 1985.
By Andrew McDonald | Nov 03, 2017
Anna Graham Hunter has accused Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffman of sexually harassing her when was working as an intern on the 1985 TV adaptation of 'Death of a Salesman.' Hunter was 17 years old at the time.

In an essay for The Hollywood Reporter, Hunter said she was a senior in high school interning as a production assistant when Hoffman asked her to give him a foot massage the first day on the set .

"He was openly flirtatious, he grabbed my ass, he talked about sex to me and in front of me," Hunter wrote. "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."

In letters to her sister, Hunter described continuing harassment by Hoffman, including physical groping and gross comments.

"This morning when I asked Dustin what he wanted for breakfast, he said something that beat even his lows," Hunter said. "It was worse than anything anyone has ever said to me on the street. It was so gross I couldn't say anything. I just turned around and walked out."

Hoffman, now 80, responded to Hunter's claims.

"I have the utmost respect for women and feel terrible that anything I might have done could have put her in an uncomfortable situation," the actor said in a statement. "I am sorry. It is not reflective of who I am."


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