Dustin Hoffman faces extra sexual misconduct allegations, together with exposing himself to 2 teen ladies years in the past in New York, from 5 girls whose tales had been revealed by Selection and the Hollywood Reporter on Thursday.
The brand new allegations embody the daughter of the previous UN ambassador from Liberia who advised each commerce publications that Hoffman showered then got here out and dropped his towel in entrance of her in his lodge room when she was 16. Two different girls advised the Selection they had been sexually assaulted, one whereas engaged on the movie Ishtar within the 1980s, the opposite at the back of a station wagon.
Representatives for the 80-year-old actor, who has already been publicly accused of sexual assault and misconduct by three different girls, didn’t instantly return BuzzFeed Information’ request for touch upon the brand new allegations. Nevertheless, Hoffman’s lawyer advised Selection the accusations had been “defamatory falsehoods.”
The ambassador’s daughter, Cori Thomas, advised Selection she was buddy’s with Hoffman’s daughter in highschool when as a substitute of her mother choosing her up at a pre-determined restaurant, the actor instructed they go away a word with the maitre d’ saying they’d as a substitute gone to his lodge.
Hoffman, who was separating from this spouse on the time, was staying on the lodge whereas renovating a brand new house. As soon as on the lodge room, Thomas advised Selection he despatched his daughter dwelling and she or he stayed behind ready for her mother. That is when he allegedly uncovered himself to her earlier than finally placing a gown on and asking her to rub his toes, which she stated she did.
“I believe I virtually collapsed, truly,” she advised Selection. “It was the primary time I had ever seen a unadorned man. I used to be mortified. I didn’t know what to do.”
They had been interrupted when her mother referred to as the telephone to select her up downstairs, Thomas stated. She advised Selection she waited years to inform anybody in regards to the alleged encounter as a result of she was mortified.
A second lady, Melissa Kester, advised Selection she was serving to Hoffman in a voice recording sales space for the 1987 motion comedy Ishtar when he sexually assaulted her.
The current school graduate alleged that whereas standing subsequent to him within the sales space — with them solely seen to the techs exterior from the waist up — the actor shoved his palms down her pants and put his fingers inside her for 15 to 20 seconds till the take was over and she or he moved away.
“I simply stood there,” Kester advised Selection. “I simply froze within the state of affairs like, ‘Oh my god, what is occurring?’ It’s surprising when that occurs to you.”
A 3rd lady who declined to be recognized advised Selection that she wound up subsequent to Hoffman at the back of a packed station wagon the night time of the wrap get together for Ishtar when the actor ran his hand up her skirt and put his fingers insider her, “smiling at me.”
“I used to be frozen,” the girl advised Selection. “I used to be exterior of my physique.”
The Hollywood Reporter additionally revealed the account Thursday of a girl recognized solely as Pauline, who alleged that Hoffman invited her to his New York dwelling in 1973 when she was simply 15 and proceeded to masturbate in entrance of her once they had been alone.
The allegations add to a sequence of different comparable tales of misconduct from relationship again to the 1980s. Anna Graham Hunter revealed a letter within the Hollywood Reporter in October alleging that Hoffman assaulted her when she was a manufacturing assistant on 1985’s Demise of a Salesman. Hunter stated she was 17 on the time.
Kathryn Rossetter additionally adopted up with a visitor column for the Hollywood Reporter alleging Hoffman groped and assaulted her whereas engaged on the Broadway manufacturing of Demise of a Salesman. And Wendy Riss Gatsiounis, a producer, alleged the actor propositioned her for intercourse throughout a piece assembly.