Washington: In the past week, two women have publicly come forward and accused Dustin Hoffman of sexual harassment.
Its seems like Hoffman’s past has come to haunt him again, as an interview with a leading U.S. publication was unearthed in which the Meryl Streep, three-time Oscar winner, recounted a time when her former ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’ co-star Dustin Hoffman touched her breast on their first meeting, according to E! Online.
According to the representative of Streep, the 38-year-old article is not an “accurate rendering of that meeting.”
Streep’s representative added, “There was an offense and it is something for which Dustin apologized. And Meryl accepted that.”
The interview that was unearthed by an online publication saw the 20-time Oscar nominated describing an audition for a play that Hoffman had directed.
She recalled the encounter in the piece, “He came up to me and said, ‘I’m Dustin Hoffman,’ and he put his hand on my breast. ‘What an obnoxious pig,’ I thought.”
Hoffman doesn’t appear to have responded publicly to this claim from Streep in the years since the interview.
The resurrection of the Streep’s old claim comes on the heels of a woman coming forward last week to accuse Hoffman of sexually harassing her when she was 17 and the actor was 47.
Last week, Anna Graham Hunter alleged that Hoffman had been inappropriate with her while she interned as a production assistant on ‘Death of a Salesman’, Hoffman’s 1985 TV movie.
To which Hoffman replied by issuing a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, which read, “I have the utmost respect for women and feel terrible that anything I might have done could have put her in an uncomfortable situation. I am sorry. It is not reflective of who I am.” (ANI)