Actor Dustin Hoffman, seen in the above file photo, is accused by five women of sexual harassment, Variety and The Hollywood Reporter said.
Five women came forward Thursday accusing Dustin Hoffman of sexual harassment, with two of them say that they are minors at the time, The Hollywood Reporter and Variety reported.
These are the latest in a series of allegations were made on the Oscar-winning actor since November. Representatives for Hoffman not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment. Hoffman’s lawyer Mark A. Neubauer called the accusations against the actor “defamatory lies” in a letter to the Variety of the owner, Pensky Media Corp.
The first woman to take a step forward in the Thursday reports, Cori Thomas, told Variety that in 1980, when she was 16, she spent a day in New York with Hoffman and his daughter, a friend of her.
Thomas unexpectedly came to an end only with Hoffman in his hotel room, while they waited for her parents to pick her up, Variety said.
During the wait, Hoffman, who had apparently gone to take a shower, allegedly again in only a towel, which he, allegedly, fell in the front of the toe, completely exposing himself, according to Variety.
“It was the first time that I had ever seen, a man,” she told Variety. “I was hurt. I didn’t know what to do. And he milked. He milked the fact that he was naked. He was standing there. He took his time.”
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Thomas claimed that after putting his cloak back on, Hoffman asked her to massage his feet, and said: “I am naked. Do you want to see?”
Her parents reportedly came shortly after, and Thomas left. The story was confirmed by a member of the family, who told Variety that she had learned of the encounter seven years later.
The second prosecutor, Melissa Kester, said her boyfriend at the time of the alleged incident, was working on the music for Hoffman’s 1987 film “Ishtar” in Los Angeles, Variety reported.
During a recording session Kester said she attended, Hoffman reportedly was struggling and asked her to come into the booth with him.
Kester, who was there with her friend, and an engineer told Variety they are required and when they went inside, Hoffman allegedly grabbed her in a kind of “flirt” way.
“I felt uncomfortable,” she told Variety. “It’s a little weird. He embraces me while he sings. But ha ha ha, it’s all a joke. My friend is there.”
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Kester suggested that Hoffman then “put his fingers in my pants.” The people outside the room allegedly couldn’t see what was happening, but Kester told Variety that they try not to react”, so her friend wouldn’t notice.
“When I just ran out, and I sat in the bathroom crying,” Kester told the outlet. “I thought, ‘Oh, my God.’ I felt like I was raped. There was no warning. I did not know that he would do so.”
Kester said that she never told her boyfriend what happened, but she did tell a friend, who reportedly confirmed the accusation to the outlet.
A third woman, whose name has not been revealed by Variety, said they met Hoffman during the production of “Ishtar” in New York, the outlet said.
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The woman, then 22 years old, reportedly had a small role in the film and met the actor on the set. On the last day of the recording, she told Variety that Hoffman invited her to the studio and encouraged her to stay for the wrap party.
Hoffman, she told the outlet, had a driver with a station wagon outside and offered to take her, and others, at home. She said the couple was in the back of the crowded car and Hoffman allegedly put his hand up her skirt, Variety reported.
“There are people inches from us,” she said. “And he took his hand and put his fingers right up inside of me. I didn’t know what to do. He smiles at me. I was frozen. I was outside my body.”
At the end of the ride, Hoffman reportedly gave her $20 and wanted her to meet him in his apartment. After riding around in a taxi, uncertain of what to do, the woman said she went to his building, where the pair reportedly had sex, Variety reported.
The woman told the outlet that she believed the alleged incident in the car with Her was not consensual, but said: “I don’t know” when asked whether the sexual intercourse she allegedly was.
A fourth man, who went only by Pauline, talked with The Hollywood Reporter and detailed her alleged encounter with Hoffman. She told the outlet she met him in 1973 when she was 15 and worked in a clothing store in New York.
Pauline told me that Hoffman would often come by the shop and once invited her to a premiere of his film, “Alfredo, Alfredo, she brought her twin sister, The Reporter said.
But the alleged harassment reportedly occurred when they visited Hoffman’s apartment after they went to see a movie. He has reportedly invited her under the pretext of seeing the puppy he said he bought for his daughter.
When they arrived, Pauline told the outlet that they do not see a dog and it didn’t seem like anyone was home. After the rejection of Hoffman’s subsequent request to see his daughter’s room, Pauline claimed he said: “do you want to see something else?” before exposing his genitals and masturbating in front of her, The Reporter said.
“I had never even seen a man before,” said Pauline. “I had never seen anything like it. I did not know what to say, what to do.”
“‘I will be finished soon,” he said,” Pauline claimed. “I didn’t even know what to say.”
Pauline told the outlet she went home after and didn’t immediately tell anyone what happened to her.
The Hollywood Reporter included a fifth woman, writing that it would call her by a nickname, “Carolyn.” She said that she had met Hoffman in 1975, when she was 21, working as a tour guide in Washington, D. C.
She told the outlet that Hoffman’s assistant invited her, on behalf of him, in his hotel that night. But when they got there, he reportedly knew more about her than she had shared with him.
“It was as if he examined me,” she said.
When the woman said that she wanted to leave, Hoffman allegedly blocked the door and said: “Go home? Don’t think you’re without sex, do you think?” The Reporter said.
Hoffman allegedly offered her a choice of two sexual acts, which she said that she opted for oral sex. Then she claimed he gave her $ 20 for the ride home and she left.