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Second actress accuses Dustin Hoffman of sexual harassment

Second actress accuses Dustin Hoffman of sexual harassment

Rossetter said it was "a horrific, demoralizing and abusive experience at the hands (literally) of one of my acting idols".

Baldwin then appeared to offer some sympathy to Hoffman, noting that the encounter he had with his accuser happened during a time when "sexualized by-play" was commonplace, although it was still "wrong".

Rossetter concluded her essay by calling Hoffman a man who "abuses his power and is a pig to women", arguing his alleged behavior is swept under the rug by too many.

The actress later performed in the 1985 TV movie version of "Death of a Salesman", which also starred Hoffman.

Rossetter alleges in the column that after Hoffman went out of his way to campaign for Rossetter to get the role of Willy Loman's mistress, "the Woman in Boston", he began to physically violate her throughout the production. Once inside, he asked for a back massage.

"Rossetter writes that Hoffman had a reputation for being a jokester", which is how he played off these occurrences. Six to eight shows a week.

When they were in the wings waiting to go onstage, Hoffman would place his hand on the inside of Rossetter's thighs, night after night, his gropes growing increasingly aggressive. "After the show he was busy with the producer and director so I had no access to him to address it", Rossetter wrote.

"One night he actually started to stick his fingers inside me", she wrote.

Rossetter wrote that, after the play closed, she "returned to acting by day and crying by night". "I withdrew and got depressed and did not have any good interpersonal relationships with the cast". "I am sorry. It is not reflective of who I am". Was I doing something?

And it didn't stop when the shows ended.

Rossetter said that she considered reporting Hoffman to the actors' union but was dissuaded by others who said she would probably lose her job and her hopes of a career. I couldn't speak to him in the moment because I was on a live mic. Her guest column included a photo of Hoffman with his hand on her chest.

The groping off stage continued. How would you like it if someone did that to you before you walked out on stage every night, Mr. Method Actor?

She also says she once paid him back by groping his crotch, but that this backfired.

According to The Washington Post, Hoffman referenced Tootsie as he said: "I would not have made that movie if I didn't have an incredible respect for women", Hoffman said.

He told Hoffman that "it is reflective of who you were" in reply to his original statement over Graham Hunter. The 80-year-old actor, who was accused by Anna Graham Hunter, an intern on his movie Death of a Salesman, of sexually harassing her on the set 32 years ago, defended himself during a discussion with TV talk show host John Oliver.

"I still don't know who this woman is", Hoffman told Oliver. "Leave me alone!'" she recalled.

"There's a lot of accusations and no proof yet; I don't want to see people get hurt", he said.

A representative for Hoffman has been contacted for comment by the Press Association.

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