Dustin Hoffman Reportedly 'Harassed' A 17-Year-Old Actress On Set
In a shocking new development, another actor has been implicated in the on-going Hollywood scandal currently making headlines. Actor Dustin Hoffman has now been accused of harassing a women when she was interning on the set of his film, Death of a Salesman, in 1985.
Anna Graham Hunter alleges that Hoffman 'openly' flirted with her and grabbed her from behind repeatedly when she was seventeen years old.
"He asked me to give him a foot massage my first day on set; I did. 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 wrote in a piece to the Hollywood Reporter.
She reportedly kept documented proof the incidents she dealt with on set in letters she wrote to her sister.
Before coming forth with the detailed story of her experience, she noted that she 'conflicted' in speaking on what she encountered.
"And yes, I loved the attention from Dustin Hoffman. Until I didn't," Hunter wrote.
The Graduate actor released a statement in regards to the allegations against him.
"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."
Hoffman, 80, was in his 40's at the time when Hunter claims this all took place.
The Kung Fu Panda star's career began in the late sixties after being cast in his most prominent film, The Graduate. Since then Hoffman has appeared in over 50 films, such as Straw Dogs, Marathon Man, and Meet the Fockers. Hoffman also had a cancer scare which he successfully treated in 2013.
Dustin has married to Lisa Gottsegen since 1980 and is the father of six children, two are from a previous marriage and also a grandfather.
Hoffman, along with fellow actor Kevin Spacey and producer Harvey Weinstein, is being held accountable for alleged inappropriate behavior in the past, with the latter currently being investigated by the LAPD. Weinstein is only one to deny all of the allegations against.