Dustin Hoffman apologises over alleged sexual harassment incident: 'It's not reflective of who I am'

'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'

Thursday 02 November 2017 11:24 GMT
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Dustin Hoffman is apologising for the alleged sexual harassment of a 17-year-old intern in 1985, saying “it is not reflective of who I am.”

Writer Anna Graham Hunter alleges that the now 80-year-old actor groped her on the set of TV movie Death of a Salesman and “talked about sex to me and in front of me.” She was left in tears, she wrote in a Wednesday column in The Hollywood Reporter.

The Oscar-winner replied in a statement: “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.”

Hoffman is the latest Hollywood name linked to a deluge of sexual harassment and assault allegations.

AP

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