Dustin Hoffman confronted over abuse allegations by John Oliver at public Q&A


Dustin Hoffman and John Oliver became embroiled in a heated argument during a public Q&A, after Oliver confronted Hoffman about allegations of sexual harassment made against him. According to a report in the Washington Post, the pair clashed midway through a 20th anniversary panel for the black comedy Wag the Dog that featured Hoffman and co-star Robert De Niro, as well as the film’s director Barry Levinson and producer Jane Rosenthal.

Satirist Oliver, who was hosting the panel, reportedly brought up the subject of sexual misconduct in Hollywood before directly asking Hoffman about historic allegations of harassment made against him by actor Anna Graham Hunter last month. Hunter claims that Hoffman groped her and made inappropriate comments when she was working as a 17-year-old intern on the set of a 1985 TV movie adaptation of Death of a Salesman. At the time Hoffman responded in a statement in which he expressed remorse “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.”(NU.nl)…[+]