The well-known actor-director of Hollywood industry named Dustin Hoffman has bee accused of sexual harassment or assault. A production assistant claimed that she has been sexually harassed by the director when she was 17 years old.
A former production assistant named Anna Graham Hunter was working on the television movie adaption of Death of a Salesman in 1985 at the time she had harassed by Hoffman.
Hunter recounted her sexual encounter with Hoffman to The Hollywood Reporter, in her lengthy essay type statement she wrote, “When I was a senior in high school in New York City, interning as a production assistant on the set of the ‘Death of a Salesman’ TV film, he asked me to give him a foot massage my first day on set; I did.”
Hunter continued, “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.”
The statement was released on Wednesday in which Hunter described how the Oscar winner treated her. She said that Hoffman was 48 at the time. During her internship, Hunter wrote a series of letters to her sister.
She recalled, “When I was walking Dustin to his limo, he felt my ass four times.” Hunter said, “I hit him each time, hard, and told him he was a dirty old man. He took off his hat and pointed to his head (shaved for the part) and said, ‘No, I’m a dirty young man, I have a full head of hair.’”
She wrote next week, “This morning when I asked Dustin what he wanted for breakfast, he said something that beat even his lows. It was worse than anything anyone has ever said to me on the street. It was so gross I couldn’t say anything. I just turned around and walked out.”
When visited the set of Warren Beatty, she said that Hoffman told her, “So Anna, I get Warren tonight, you get him Tuesday?” Hunter said that he said regarding the next day, “You might as well have undressed yourself. You were saying, ‘F—k me, f—k me, Warren.’”
In response to Hunter’s claims, the actor told The Hollywood Reporter, “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.”