Dustin Hoffman groped me, former intern Anna Graham Hunter claims

Nov 05, 2017, 01:58
Dustin Hoffman groped me, former intern Anna Graham Hunter claims

How nice of her to say sorry for not having a better sense of humor about Hoffman's incredibly shitty behavior! I have no recollection of this meeting or of any of the behaviour or actions described.

"One morning I went to his dressing room to take his breakfast order". Then he said 'I'll have a hard-boiled egg... and a soft-boiled clitoris'. His entourage burst out laughing.

"And Dustin Hoffman finally leaves, because I'm saying I don't want to go to the hotel", Riss Gatsiounis said.

Hoffman has apologised for any impropriety.

Riss Gatsiounis - whose play went on to be staged by NY theatre company Naked Angels later that year with actor Fisher Stevens - described the alleged encounters as "a source of torment" claiming her then-agent Mary Meagher told her she had "heard rumours about [Hoffman] for years".

She recalled: "I go in, and this time it's, like, Dustin Hoffman's really different". Since the publication of Hunter's account, a second allegation of sexual harassment against Hoffman, from screenwriter Wendy Riss Gatsiounis, has surfaced.

"At 49, I understand what Dustin Hoffman did as it fits into the larger pattern of what women experience in Hollywood and everywhere", she wrote.

The accusation comes just one day after actress Anna Graham Hunter accused Hoffman of sexually harassing her while she interned as a production assistant on the set of the 1985 Death of a Salesman TV film. "He says, 'Before you start, let me ask you one question, Wendy - have you ever been intimate with a man over 40?'"

She admitted that she was "cracking up" at his questioning.

This content is subject to copyright. "I hit him each time, hard, and told him he was a dirty old man". The second meeting, however, saw a 53-year-old Hoffman allegedly propositioning a 20-something-year-old Riss Gatsiounis for sex. It was so gross I couldn't say anything.

"I'm just completely flustered", Riss Gatsiounis said.

But days later he accused her of trying to attract notorious Hollywood womaniser Warren Beatty after he visited the set.

After she declined, Schisgal told her they were not interested in her play.

"You might as well have undressed yourself. Times are changing, '" Riss Gatsiounis said.

She added: "There was so much I loved about being on set". It begins, "Dustin Hoffman sexually harassed me when I was 17".

"She said that she didn't want me to think that it was something I had done", Riss Gatsiounis said.

"But I wonder what her reaction would have been if she'd wanted to join the film business - if the internship hadn't been a fun way to get out of classes in her last semester of high school?".

Hoffman made a statement apologizing to Anna, The Sun reported, saying he respects all women and regrets making her feel uncomfortable.

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