Creator Anna Graham Hunter has accused Dustin Hoffman of sexually harassing her whereas she interned as a manufacturing assistant on the set of his TV adaptation of Demise of a Salesman in 1985. She was 17 years previous on the time.
“He requested me to offer him a foot therapeutic massage my first day on set; I did,” Hunter alleged in a visitor column for The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday, November 1. “He was brazenly flirtatious, he grabbed my ass, he talked about intercourse to me and in entrance of me. One morning I went to his dressing room to take his breakfast order; he checked out me and grinned, taking his time. Then he mentioned, ‘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 toilet and cried.”
The Los Angeles-based author admitted that she initially “cherished the eye from Dustin Hoffman” till she additional mirrored upon their encounters. On the time, she despatched letters to her sister in London, detailing how the Rain Man actor, now 80, allegedly acted inappropriately through the 5 weeks she labored on set.
In a single letter from January 31, 1985, Hunter wrote, “As we speak, once I was strolling Dustin to his limo, he felt my ass 4 occasions. I hit him every time, onerous, and advised him he was a unclean previous man. He took off his hat and pointed to his head (shaved for the half) and mentioned, ‘No, I’m a unclean younger man, I’ve a full head of hair.’”
The next month, she referred to as Hoffman “a pig,” however advised her sister, “I like him rather a lot.”
Even not too long ago, Hunter mentioned she watched All of the President’s Males for the primary time in years. She texted her sister, “Is it bizarre that I discover him type of attractive on this after what he did?”
In response to the allegations, the two-time Oscar winner advised The Hollywood Reporter, “I’ve the utmost respect for girls and really feel horrible that something I may need performed may have put her in an uncomfortable scenario. I’m sorry. It isn’t reflective of who I’m.”
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