John Oliver Grills Dustin Hoffman over Sexual Harassment Allegations During Film Panel

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Comedian and HBO late-night host John Oliver confronted Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffman Monday at a Tribeca Film panel over allegations of sexual harassment.

The confrontation took place a month after Hoffman apologized over allegations that he sexually harassed a 17-year-old high school student while filming 1985 drama Death of a Salesman.

“I have the utmost respect for women and feel terrible that anything I might have done could have put her in an uncomfortable situation,” he said at the time. “I am sorry. It is not reflective of who I am.”

“This is something we’re going to have to talk about because … it’s hanging in the air,” Oliver said to Hoffman during the Q&A panel discussion for the political film Wag the Dog. “You’ve made one statement in print. Does that feel like enough to you?”


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