In a response to allegations made against him in a recent piece for The Hollywood Reporter, Dustin Hoffman apologized for sexually harassing Anna Graham Hunter over 30 years ago.
On November 1, Anna Graham Hunter published an essay in The Hollywood Reporter, which she titled “Dustin Hoffman Sexually Harassed Me When I Was 17”. The writer details a story that happened in 1985, when she, a high school student, had an internship as a production assistant on the set of the television movie Death of a Salesman.
It started one day when Hoffman asked for a foot rub and she didn’t shy away from it. “He was openly flirtatious, he grabbed my ass, he talked about sex to me and in front of me”, she writes. Some other day, she went to his dressing room to ask him what he wanted ordered for breakfast and he said: “I’ll have a hard-boiled egg … and a soft-boiled clitoris.”
Hunter says she loved the attention she was receiving, at first. “Until I didn’t.”
She documented all that was happening on the set in letters she was sending her sister at the time.
Dustin Hoffman, 80, gave a statement in response to Anna Graham Hunter’s story, saying that he has “the utmost respect for women” and feels “terrible” that his behavior in the past made her feel uncomfortable. “I am sorry. It is not reflective of who I am”, he added.