Dustin Hoffman apologises, adds to growing list of Hollywood harassment.
Incidents on the set of telemovie in 1985 are the latest to embroil Hollywood.
Legendary Dustin Hoffman has apologised after a former production assistant intern recounted inappropriate behaviour toward her in 1985.
Anna Graham Hunter told the Hollywood Reporter she was just 17 when she was working on the TV adaptation of Death of a Salesman, with a 49 year old Hoffman.
Publishing excerpts from letters she sent to her sister, she alleged, “Today, when I was walking Dustin to his limo, he felt my . . . [rear] four times. 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.’”
In a 1985 letter she told Hoffman she “didn’t appreciate his wandering hands or his comments. He apologized and said he would stop. After that he was so nice to me I was shocked. . . . I guess he felt really bad.”
This week Hoffman issued a statement saying, “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.”