Film legend Dustin Hoffman is the latest Hollywood celebrity to face a series of sexual misconduct allegations, shocking his long-time fans. The actor has just been named by another woman, who details an incident in which she says Hoffman physically accosted her. This makes the third accuser to name Dustin in sexual harassment claims.
Dustin Hoffman Under Fire in Three Sexual Misconduct Accusations
According to recent reports, Dustin Hoffman was named by three individuals for sexually accosting them early in the actor’s career. In one accusation, Dustin allegedly exposed himself to a teenager in 1980. A few years later, in 1987, Hoffman allegedly committed two separate sexual assaults. One took place on the set of Ishtar and the other involved the actor assaulting a woman in a station wagon.
In response to the allegations, an attorney speaking on behalf of Mr. Hoffman said the accusations were “defamatory falsehoods,” indicating the incidents never took place. Dustin has yet to respond for requests for comments on any of the incidents.
Cori Thomas was the then-teen accusing Hoffman of exposing himself to her. At the time, she was friends with the actor’s daughter, Karina. On the occasion, Cori found herself alone with Dustin in his hotel room, who had been taking a shower. Cori alleges Dustin entered the room wearing only a towel wrapped around his midsection, which he let fall to the floor. After exposing himself, Thomas says the actor, who is now 80 years old, put on a robe and asked the girl, who was 16 at the time, to massage his feet. When Cori’s mother called on the telephone, the girl used it as an excuse to leave the hotel room and took the call in the lobby.
Two More Sexual Assaults Took Place During The Filming Of Ishtar
Melissa Kester recalls that she was in a recording studio with Mr. Hoffman, where the pair had been recording audio for their roles in Ishtar. The actress says her boyfriend was nearby, but that didn’t seem to deter the actor. She alleges that Dustin slipped his hand down her pants, while they were in the session.
The third accusation comes from an unidentified accuser, who says she was crowded in the back of a station wagon with Hoffman, during a ride home from the Ishtar set. She says Mr. Hoffman took advantage of the fact that she was wearing a skirt.
“There are people inches from us,” the unnamed woman recalls. “And he just took his hand and stuck his fingers right up inside of me. I didn’t know what to do. He’s smiling at me. I was frozen. I was outside of my body.”
The accuser says she later met Dustin in his apartment. While there the actor performed oral sex on her and they had sexual intercourse, though she says she can’t be sure those sexual relations were consensual.