Three more women are speaking out against Dustin Hoffman…
On Thursday, Variety published a shocking report detailing three alleged incidents of sexual misconduct involving The Graduate actor, where one of the alleged victims was a minor.
According to Cori Thomas, who was 16 years old at the time, the thespian showed her his penis in a New York hotel room in 1980. The now-playwright spent that Sunday afternoon with Hoffman and his daughter Katrina, as the two girls were classmates.
After Katrina departed “because it was a school night and she had homework,” Thomas was alone with the now-80-year-old who went to the bathroom and took a shower. Then:
“He came out of the bathroom with a towel at first wrapped around him, which he dropped… He was standing there naked. I think I almost collapsed, actually. It was the first time I had ever seen a naked man. I was mortified. I didn’t know what to do. And he milked it. He milked the fact that he was naked. He stood there. He took his time.”
After putting on a robe, Hoffman allegedly asked Thomas to rub his feet as the two sat on the hotel bed.
“I didn’t know what to do in the circumstance… I didn’t know that I could say no, so I did it. And he kept telling me, ‘I’m naked. Do you want to see?’… What saved me was that the phone rang, and it was my mother downstairs to pick me up… So I left… I was humiliated. My mother always had some instinct that something untoward had happened. She kept asking me, and I was so mortified, I never said anything.”
Cori did not tell her mother about the incident until recently.
Melissa Kester met Hoffman at a Malibu studio, where he was recording vocal tracks for his 1987 film Ishtar. At the time, Kester’s boyfriend worked on the movie’s music.
During her third visit to the studio, Dustin was struggling with his vocals, and allegedly asked her to join him in the recording booth.
At first, Kester thought he was being “flirtatious and funny,” and thought his request was “a joke.” But then, during a take:
“And as he’s doing that, he literally just stuck his fingers down my pants… He put his fingers inside me. And the thing I feel most bad about is I didn’t know what to do. I just stood there. I just froze in the situation like ‘Oh my god, what is happening?’ It’s shocking when that happens to you.”‘
The alleged assault lasted approximately 15-20 seconds.
“Then I just ran out of there, and I sat in the bathroom crying. I thought, ‘Oh my God.’ I felt like I’d been raped. There was no warning. I didn’t know he would do that.”‘
After the alleged incident, Hoffman allegedly began calling Kester repeatedly, until she demanded him to stop.
“The third time he called, that’s when I felt a rush of fear… That’s when I said, ├óΓé¼╦£You have to stop calling me. Please don’t call me.'”
An unidentified woman — who was 22 years old at the time — worked with Hoffman on Ishtar, where she had a non-speaking role. A week after the two had lunch, Hoffman invited her back to set for the film’s wrap party.
After 1 a.m., Hoffman offered to give her a ride back home via a station wagon that was filled with fellow crew members. As the two sat in the back:
“There are people inches from us… And he just took his hand and stuck his fingers right up inside of me. I didn’t know what to do. He’s smiling at me. I was frozen. I was outside of my body… There were people there… What are they going to think of me, that I’m a whore, if a say something? What would I say? He’s Dustin Hoffman.”
Although she eventually made it to her apartment, she traveled to Hoffman’s residence at San Remo per his invitation and cab fare. Inside, he allegedly performed oral sex on her and they had sex.
When asked if the incident in the station wagon was non-consensual, she answered, “Yes.” In regards to what happened at San Remo, she replied:
“I don’t know.”
Prior to this report, Hoffman has been accused of sexual misconduct by writer Anna Graham Hunter, producer Wendy Riss Gatsiounis, and actress Kathryn Rossetter.
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