Dustin Hoffman apologizes for alleged 1985 sexual-harassment incident

Dustin Hoffman has apologized for an alleged 30-year-old act of sexual harassment after The Hollywood Reporter published the account of Anna Graham Hunter on Wednesday.

Hunter was a 17-year-old intern on the set of his 1985 TV-movie adaptation of Death of a Salesman, where she says Hoffman groped her and “talked about sex to me and in front of me."

“I have the utmost respect for women and feel terrible that anything I might have done could have put her in an uncomfortable situation," the Oscar winner, now 80, told the Associated Press in a statement. "I am sorry. It is not reflective of who I am.”

The Hoffman story was published within hours of another story accusing director/producer Brett Ratner of sexual misconduct against six women. 

USA TODAY has reached out to Hoffman's rep for comment.

Contributing: Associated Press

 

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