Dustin Hoffman Accusers Further Detail The Sexual Misconduct The A-Lister Allegedly Inflicted On Them

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Dustin Hoffman is “abusive” and “a bully.” Or, at least, that’s what the three women who’ve accused the Rain Man actor of sexual misconduct believe.

As was previously teased, three of the five women who’ve accused the A-lister of sexual harassment or assault, sat down with Cynthia McFadden for an interview on NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt. The sit down, which featured Anna Graham Hunter, Cori Thomas, and Kathryn Rossetter, aired on Monday.

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Their allegations are particularly troubling as two of the women were minors at the time of the alleged misconduct, and another was subjected to unwanted touching by Dustin during months on Broadway. In fact, Rossetter (who starred in Death of a Salesman with Hoffman) vehemently stated that the actor was “abusive” and “a bully.” Specifically, Dustin would allegedly put his hand on her thigh every night before the show and would also grope her breasts when they would pose for photos.

She added:

“He would get more and more aggressive and try and go higher and higher and higher until one day he actually tried to penetrate me with his finger.”

How awful. On how the experience has affected her, Kathryn explained:

“It eroded my self-confidence and my dignity. It was humiliating and demeaning. … He robbed me of the joy of that experience.”

Sadly, no one came to Rossetter’s defense, as she was told to “suck it up.” Hunter encountered her own unsavory experience with Hoffman back when she was a 17-year-old intern working on the TV adaptation of Death of a Salesman. Not only did Dustin supposedly regularly flirt with the then underage girl, he allegedly grabbed her butt while giving a sexually explicit breakfast order.

Anna shared:

“Everyone burst out laughing and I backed out. I went to the bathroom and cried.”

The industry vet also reportedly targeted one of his daughter’s friends when she was only 16. Per Thomas, the celebrated star became “suggestive” with her while they were alone in a hotel room. Cori noted:

“As hard as it is I wanted to choose truth over shame… He came out of the bathroom with a towel around him and literally dropped the towel. And I just froze. I had never seen a man naked in my life at this point.”

The now 80-year-old then further crossed the line by requesting that Thomas give him a foot rub, a request the teenager awkwardly fulfilled:

“I was 16 so I did and he was being suggestive saying, ‘You know I’m naked.'”

Per NBC, Hoffman’s team has called Thomas’ claims “defamatory falsehoods.” Hmmmm.

Be sure to learn more about these three ladies’ allegations by watching the news piece (below).

[Image via NBC/WENN.]

Dec 19, 2017 8:22am PST

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