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John Oliver grills Dustin Hoffman over sexual misconduct claims

John Oliver grills Dustin Hoffman over sexual misconduct claims
From CBC - December 5, 2017

A starry anniversary discussion of the film Wag the Dogturned testy Monday when moderator John Oliver confronted Dustin Hoffman about allegations of sexual harassment.

Hoffman seemed blindsided and defensive by the line of questioning from the host of HBO's Last Week Tonight. Hoffman explained the accusation was 40 years old.

"I do not love that response either," Oliver said.

Hoffman shot back: "What response do you want?"

Hoffman maintained that he did nothing wrong.

Actress Anna Graham Hunter alleged this fall that Hoffman had groped her and made inappropriate comments when she was a 17-year-old intern on the set of the 1985 TV movie Death of a Salesman. He subsequently put out an apologeticstatement saying he felt "terrible that anything I might have done could have put her in an uncomfortable situation."

Producer Wendy RissGatsiounis has accused the actor of propositioning her in 1991, which he declined to comment on.

Hoffman himself has discussed an incident of inappropriate on-set behaviour with Katherine Ross, his co-starin The Graduate.

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