John Oliver Hammers Dustin Hoffman Over Sexual Allegations During Tense Q&A
Typically, screening panels at the 92nd Street Y in New York City are rather calm, insightful and informative, but the audience got a lot more “entertainment” than they bargained for during a discussion for the 20th anniversary screening of the film “Wag the Dog.” HBO host John Oliver grilled Dustin Hoffman about sexual harassment allegations, and the actor fiercely fired back in his defense.
“This is something we’re going to have to talk about because … it’s hanging in the air,” Oliver said to Hoffman at the discussion held on Monday night. Oliver was referring to a recent allegation made by Anna Graham Hunter that Hoffman “groped her and made inappropriate comments when she was a 17-year-old intern on the set of the 1985 TV movie ‘Death of a Salesman,’” The Washington Post reports.
Hoffman then asked: “It’s hanging in the air? From a few things you’ve read, you’ve made an incredible assumption about me,” he sarcastically added, “You’ve made the case better than anyone else can. I’m guilty.” Watch the heated discussion unfold as fellow panel members: Robert De Niro, producer Jane Rosenthal and director Barry Levinson look on…