A second woman has accused Dustin Hoffman of sexual harassment

Dustin Hoffman accused of sexual harassment

Dustin Hoffman accused of sexual harassment

Volker Schlondorff, director of "Death of a Salesman", has defended Dustin Hoffman against allegations that he sexually harassed a 17-year-old intern on the set of the 1985 TV-movie adaptation, saying allegations that the actor is a "predator is simply going too far".

Anna Graham Hunter was 17-years-old when she first met Dustin Hoffman.

He was openly flirtatious, he grabbed my ass, he talked about sex to me and in front of me. However, in a statement Wednesday to the Hollywood Reporter, he said regarding allegations made by Anna Graham Hunter, "I have the utmost respect for women and feel bad that anything I might have done could have put her in an uncomfortable situation". Then he said, 'I'll have a hard-boiled egg.and a soft-boiled clitoris.' His entourage burst out laughing.

In her column, Graham admits she's "conflicted" about revealing the alleged harassment because she still loves the actor's work and said he apologized. She went on to detail her feelings of inadequacy, her growing disillusionment with the industry, and her naïve confusion over how sweet her harasser was being: "Dustin's a pig, but I like him a lot". Hoffman's spokesperson declined to comment. "I am sorry. It is not reflective of who I am", Hoffman wrote in a statement.

Hunter, who's now a writer in L.A., said her supervisor at the time advised her to "try to have a sense of humor and just giggle and slap his hands or something". "He's like, "Come on, come to this nearby hotel".

Wendy Riss Gatsiounis said she had two meetings in 1991 with Hoffman and screenwriter Murray Schisgal to talk about adapting her script "A Darker Purpose" into a movie, Variety reported.

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Riss Gatsiounis alleges that Hoffman, now 80, continued, "It would be a whole new body to explore", before inviting her to go shopping for clothes at a nearby hotel. Recalling Hunter's behaviour on the set the director says, "She had a self-assured, playful way herself".

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

The producer said she left the meeting "close to tears" and immediately called her agent Mary Meagher to tell her about the incident.

"The whole thing was just a source of torment for me", she said. "I was just this writer and he had been my hero, and it stayed with me for a long time".

"I loved the attention", Hunter wrote in her essay.

Anna, who describes herself as "an awkward virgin" at the time, added: "He asked me to give him a foot massage my first day on set".

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