LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17 (Xinhua) — More accusations! Legendary actor Dustin Hoffman is again in the spotlight after three women spoke to U.S. magazine Variety about his sexual misconduct, including exposing himself to a 16-year-old in a hotel room.
According to the report, Cori Thomas was a high-school classmate of Hoffman’s daughter Karina when she met the actor in Manhattan, New York in 1980. When Thomas was waiting for her parents to pick her up, she was left in the hotel room with the actor alone.
Hoffman allegedly came out of the hotel bathroom with a towel wrapped around him and then dropped it and stood naked. He later put on a robe and sat on the bed and asked her to massage his feet, which she did. She then took the chance to leave when her mother called her from downstairs.
Melissa Kester said the Oscar-winner groped her and conducted unwanted sexual conduct with her while recording audio for the 1987 film “Ishtar”.
A third woman who didn’t reveal her name told Variety that Hoffman also sexually assaulted her in a station wagon while working on “Ishtar”. But she had a subsequent sexual encounter with him, which she didn’t know how to define.
Earlier, three women stepped forward to accuse the Hollywood actor of sexual harassment which they said happened decades ago. The first was author Anna Graham Hunter, who alleged Hoffman of groping her and making inappropriate comments when she was a 17-year-old intern on the set of the 1985 TV movie of Death of a Salesman. Hoffman had previously denied abusing Hunter.