- Anna Graham Hunter has accused Dustin Hoffman of sexually harassing her when she was 17.
- Hoffman allegedly made multiple sexually inappropriate remarks to Hunter and groped her.
- Hoffman issued an apology in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.
Writer Anna Graham Hunter has accused Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman of sexually harassing her when she was 17 years old, in a guest column she wrote for The Hollywood Reporter.
Hunter said that while interning as a production assistant on the set of “Death of a Salesman” in 1985, Hoffman — who starred in the film — would speak openly about sex in front of her, and inappropriately touched her.
Hunter recalled asking for Hoffman’s breakfast order one morning, to which the actor allegedly responded, “I’ll have a hard-boiled egg … and a soft-boiled clitoris.”
Hunter described several other occassions in which Hoffman made sexually explicit remarks in front of her, including one time when the actor allegedly asked her, “So, did you have sex over the weekend like I told you?”
According to Hunter, Hoffman also felt her “arse four times” while she walked him to his limousine on one occasion.
While Hunter recalled feeling conflicted at the time, saying that she “loved the attention from Dustin Hoffman” until she didn’t, she now feels that Hoffman’s behaviour “fits into the larger pattern of what women experience in Hollywood and everywhere.”
“He was a predator, I was a child, and this was sexual harassment,” Hunter wrote.
In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Hoffman said: “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.”
Dustin Hoffman did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment.
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