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Hoffman apologizes for alleged harassment incident in 1985

/ 08:38 AM November 02, 2017

Dustin Hoffman attends the 55th New York Film Festival – “Meyerowitz Stories” at Alice Tully Hall on October 1, 2017, in New York City. AFP

NEW YORK, United States — Dustin Hoffman is apologizing 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.

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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. /cbb

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