John Oliver slams Dustin Hoffman over sexual harassment allegations

John Oliver slams Dustin Hoffman over sexual harassment allegations

That's "exactly the kind of reaction that bothers me", Oliver said, noting that Hunter "had no interest in lying".

The "Last Week Tonight" personality was moderating a 20th-anniversary screening panel at the 92nd Street Y on behalf of the Tribeca Institute, with stars Hoffman, Robert De Niro, producer Jane Rosenthal and director Barry Levinson on the stage.

Popular host John Oliver got into a heated argument with veteran Hollywood actor Dustin Hoffman over sexual harassment allegations against the Oscar- winning actor at a film panel. "Does that feel like enough to you?"

Hoffman fought back against the accusations with a statement in which he stated: "I have great respect for women and I feel awful that anything I have done has put her in an uncomfortable situation". Because it is reflective of who you were. "What response do you want?"

Hoffman defended himself by pointing out that he did not remember this episode 40 years ago, which justified the conditionality of his apology.

The 80-year-old told Oliver, "You've put me on display here..."

Perhaps what is the most ironic part of all of this is that Dustin Hoffman starred in Sydney Pollack's Tootsie (1982), which involved him living in drag and portrayed what it was to be a woman in the entertainment industry.

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Oliver dismissed that as insufficient, then cited Hoffman's response at the time of the allegation that the actor's behavior on set was "not reflective of" who he really is.

Eventually, the film was screened.

Hunter came forward last month to accuse the actor of groping her and making inappropriate comments while she worked as a 17-year-old intern on the set of the 1985 TV movie adaptation of Death of a Salesman.

'He was openly flirtatious, he grabbed my a**, he talked about sex to me and in front of me. Laura Podesta also took Twitter and mentioned about the incident.Her tweet was "You've made this incredible assumption about me, sir". Oliver said, "I believe what she wrote, yes". His entourage burst out laughing. "I left, speechless. Then I went to the bathroom and cried".

Hoffman made it clear that no, he does not understand, and he believes it is wrong for people to simply choose to believe his accuser. If it happened, and you've given no evidence to show that it didn't happen, then there was a period in time for a while when you were a creeper around women. You've made the case better than anyone else can.

Some people in the crowd didn't appreciate what John Oliver was trying to do, and one point a voice in the crowd can be heard saying "move on!" Later, Hoffman asked Oliver, "Do you believe this stuff that you're reading?"

It's this point that Oliver ends with: "I guess the thing that you said that was interesting to me was "the things that we do between takes.' I think it's probably 'the things that we do between takes" that's probably a cultural shift that needs to happen". "The easy way is not to bring anything up".

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