American Actor And Filmmaker Dustin Hoffman Controversy About Sexual Assault, Everything You Need To Know

Dustin Hoffman Controversy

Two women were assaulted and Dustin Hoffman was accused of exposing himself to a minor.

According to Cori Thomas, Dustin Hoffman exposed himself to her in the bathroom of a hotel room when she was a high school student.

Hoffman allegedly sexually assaulted Melissa Kester, a recent college graduate, while they were recording audio for the film “Ishtar.”

Hoffman allegedly sexually assaulted and coerced a third woman, who requested anonymity, during an encounter in the back of a station wagon.

As a result of previous allegations of sexual misconduct against the now 80-year-old actor, the accusers allege that Hoffman has a history of predatory behavior.

Neither Hoffman nor his representatives were available to comment on this story. Mark A. Hoffman, Hoffman’s attorney, wrote a letter to Penske Media Corp.

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Law firm Neubauer of Carlton Fields Jordan Burt characterized as “defamatory falsehoods” those accusations against the actor.

At the United Nations International School in New York, Karina Hoffman’s high school classmate Thomas was 16 at the time of their encounter in 1980.

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For the first time, she had eaten veal piccata at Jim McMullin’s on the Upper East Side, where Hoffman bought her an Albee novel, “The Zoo Story,” from the Drama Bookshop in Manhattan.

Also on Central Park West, Hoffman, who was going through a divorce from his first wife, Anne Byrne, was purchasing an apartment at the San Remo, which they visited.

During Hoffman’s stay at a hotel near the house he shared with Byrne, he showed Thomas and Karina the apartment that was being renovated.

In the beginning, this was one of the greatest days in her life, she reminisced. It was an honor to have one of my heroes spend time with me and talk to me respectfully.”

For reasons that remain unclear, Thomas’ parents were supposed to pick her up from the restaurant.

Although Thomas claims that Hoffman advised them to wait at the hotel where he was staying and leave a note with the maitre’d saying they had arrived.

Because it was a school night, “either Karina or Dustin suggested that [Karina] should go home” to Hoffman and Byrne’s house nearby because she had homework. That left me in the hotel room with him on my own,” she said.

Hoffman went to the bathroom soon after Karina left, according to Thomas. Showerheads were turning on. Thomas explained, “I was just sitting there waiting for my parents to come get me.

While in the bathroom for a few minutes, “he came out with a towel at first wrapped around him, which he dropped,” Thomas recalled. “He was naked and standing there in the middle of the street.

I think I nearly fell to the ground. First time I’d ever seen a naked man. I couldn’t believe it. I was at a loss for what to do. He then proceeded to milk it. Naked, he took advantage of the opportunity. He remained still. He was patient.”

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When Hoffman eventually put on a bathrobe and went to the bed, Thomas claims that he then asked her to massage his feet. She went along with it.

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‘I didn’t know what to do,’ she admitted. “I did it because I didn’t know I could say no.

‘I’m naked.’ he kept repeating. What are your intentions?'” Hoffman allegedly made suggestive remarks to Thomas while she pretended not to hear them, according to Thomas.

It was the sound of his mother’s phone ringing downstairs that saved Thomas’ life, he explained. “So I walked away.”

It was decades later before she told her mother the story. I was humiliated.” Throughout my childhood, my mother had an innate sense that something was amiss.

I was mortified every time she asked, so I didn’t answer.” Upon her arrival at the restaurant, Thomas’ mother received a handwritten note, and then drove her daughter to the hotel.

That her daughter had been left alone in the room with Hoffman had been an issue for her, she recalled thinking.

Until recently, Cori Thomas had refused to tell her mother about what had happened in the room.

Karina, who was a bridesmaid in Thomas’ wedding years later, was also kept in the dark. She said, “I didn’t want to upset her.”

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When Thomas’ daughter was born seven years after the alleged encounter with Hoffman took place, she finally told her friends and family about it.

She shared the story with a family member, who confirmed that she had heard it in the 1980s, and a few other close acquaintances.

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In the words of one of them: ‘If this was your daughter, what would you do?'” According to playwright Thomas: “And so I decided to call the cops,” he said.

Hoffman met Kester during the filming of “Ishtar.” He invited Kester to Malibu to see Hoffman’s vocal tracks being recorded for the movie’s songs while she was living in Los Angeles and she accepted.

Lisa Hoffman, Hoffman’s second and current wife, was present on her first visit, according to Kester, as were several of Hoffman’s younger children.

Hoffman’s performance in “Death of a Salesman” was shown to Kester and others at the studio on VHS during a subsequent visit.

I told him I wanted to be a writer after we talked about Arthur Miller, now a producer of corporate training videos, says Kester.

When I mentioned some ideas I had, he seemed very enthusiastic about them.” Thinking back, I feel embarrassed because I don’t understand how anyone would find him attractive. “It’s ridiculous.”

Kester claims that Hoffman expressed an interest in working with her and requested her phone number, which she provided.

Hoffman sang in an isolation booth during Kester’s third visit, when she was in the control room with her boyfriend and a male engineer.

Those in the control room were only able to see Hoffman from the chest up because of a window in the booth.

Both men in the control room were making technical adjustments to compensate for Hoffman’s vocal difficulties, according to Kester.

You know what? Send Melissa in here.'” He was saying. I’m tired of being bored. Asked Kester, “Send Melissa in here,” the joking Kester described the atmosphere as. Hoffman accompanied her into the booth.

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Even though Kester’s boyfriend was present, “he may have been flirtatious, but it was not to the point of being obscene,” she said.

A second take is then prepared. I’m standing there, in a rather cramped space, when he grabs my arm and turns me around so that we’re both facing the audience.

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I find it amusing that he’s trying to hold on to me because I’m going to be the one to help him sing better. I was self-conscious. In a weird way. While he’s singing, he’s hugging me.

This is all a joke, though… That’s where my boyfriend is,” she says. Hoffman carried on with the take. Hoffman carried on with the take.

He then proceeded to stick his fingers down my pants, which Kester described as “literally” as he said it. His fingers were all over me.”

My biggest regret, however, is that I was completely stumped. It was as if nothing had happened. ‘Oh my god, what is going on?’ was all I could think in the moment. When it happens to you, it’s shocking.”

For fear of alerting her boyfriend or the other man in the control room, Kester said she tried her best not to react.

For about 15 to 20 seconds, she believes Hoffman held his fingers inside her until he completed the shot. She then walked away from him.

His laughter was “kind of low,” she recalled. When I got to the bathroom, I broke down in tears and just ran out of there. ‘Oh my God,’ I thought.

It was as if someone had raped me. There was no advance notice of what was about to happen. “I had no idea he’d do something like that.”

Her boyfriend, whom she had been in a long-term relationship with for several years, was never informed of the alleged incident.

Just after it happened, she confided in someone about Hoffman’s inappropriate behavior, but she didn’t go into detail about it.

After the incident, Hoffman, Kester claims, called her numerous times. When he first inquired about meeting up, she said she couldn’t because she was too busy.

During the third phone call, Kester said she felt a rush of fear because she feared Hoffman was going to start stalking her.

“That’s when I said, ‘You have to stop calling me. Do not call me, please.” He had vanished from her life. In 1987, Kester went to the premiere of “Ishtar” with her boyfriend, but she didn’t meet Hoffman.

While working on “Ishtar,” a third woman who requested anonymity said that Hoffman assaulted her and that they had a consensual sexual encounter afterward.

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A nightclub scene in New York City was shot at Kaufman Astoria Studios when she was 22 years old and she had a non-speaking role.

“You’re a real actress, aren’t you?” Hoffman asked her, according to her recollection. After he invited her to his dressing room to eat lunch, she accepted.

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At her answering service job one week later, a friend from the movie called and said Hoffman had asked if she’d come to set and had offered the use of a car.

Even though she declined the ride, she agreed to go to the show nonetheless. “I was able to get out of the office.” I only needed one [subway] token to get to Kaufman Astoria Studios, so I headed over there.

He was showing me around. The director sat me down and gave me a job. “It was the final day of filming.”

She claimed to have seen the end of filming but then informed Hoffman that she would be departing as soon as the wrap party began.

she recalls. “He told me to ‘Stay!'” she recalled him saying. “He gave me a drink. Everyone was grooving to the music. “And he kept an eye on me,” he said.

Hoffman offered to take the woman home around 1 a.m., the woman said. Hoffman had a driver driving a station wagon that quickly filled up with other cast members from the production.

“I told myself, ‘Okay, I’ll just find another way to get home.” “No, we’ll get in the way back,” he responds.

 

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The woman claimed that she and Hoffman were seated next to each other in the back of the station wagon, which then began to move.

She had a skirt on. She said, “There are people just inches away from us…. “And he just took his hand and stuck his fingers right up inside of me,” I recalled him saying.

I was at a loss for what to do. He has a grin on his face. My blood pressure was dropping and I couldn’t move. As if I had left my body, I felt like I was in another world.”

According to the woman, she has no recollection of when or how long the unwanted contact occurred, and she also felt powerless to stop it.

At least one other person was present: “There were people,” she stated. In the event that I do say something, what will they think of me? I don’t know what to say. Dustin Hoffman.

According to the woman, the car dropped her off near her apartment, but Hoffman gave her $20 and told her to go to the San Remo, where he lived, where he was a resident.

After her encounter with Hoffman, the woman described herself as being in a “kind of fugue state” that was triggered by the trauma she had suffered as a child. “I didn’t know what to do,” she said.

To get to the San Remo, she called a cab and instructed the driver to “drive around” for a bit. Hoffman was waiting for her outside the building, she said. In her telling, he performed oral sex on her and they had intercourse in the upstairs bedroom.

Yes, she said, when asked if she thought the encounter in the station wagon was non-consensual. According to her, “I don’t know” if she would describe the San Remo encounter as such.

Hoffman has been accused of sexual harassment by three women who claim he assaulted them decades ago.

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Anna Graham Hunter, a production assistant on “Death of a Salesman” in 1985, wrote in an October letter to the Hollywood Reporter that Hoffman harassed and assaulted her on set.

During a pitch meeting the following month, Wendy Riss Gatsiounis, now a producer on the National Geographic series “Genius,” revealed that Hoffman approached her.

Last week, Kathryn Rossetter, an actress in the Broadway production of “Death of a Salesman,” accused Hoffman of groping and assaulting her.

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