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John Oliver Pressed Dustin Hoffman About Sexual Harassment Allegations And Fans Freaked Out

By Aimee Lutkin

On Monday night, John Oliver and Dustin Hoffman appeared at the 92nd Street Y for a panel on the film Wag The Dog, in celebration of its 20th anniversary. According to Deadline, attendees got way more than they bargained for. About 20 minutes in, Oliver decided to bring up the current conversation all of Hollywood is having about sexual assault. If you didn't know, Hoffman was accused of grabbing production assistant Anna Graham Hunter on the set of TV movie Death of a Salesman. At the time, Hoffman was 48 and Hunter was 17.

“You’ve made one statement in print,” Oliver asked. “Does that feel like enough to you?” 

Hoffman answered, “First of all, it didn’t happen, the way she reported.” He added that the events "didn't reflect him as a person." 

That's when Oliver supposedly got pretty visibly annoyed, saying, "It’s that part of the response to this stuff that pisses me off. It is reflective of who you were. You’ve given no evidence to show that it didn’t happen. There was a period of time when you were creeping around women. It feels like a cop-out to say, ‘Well, this isn’t me.’ Do you understand how that feels like a dismissal?”