John Oliver Calls Out Dustin Hoffman To His Face Over Groping Accusations

Oliver Hoffman’s war of words over sexual harassment claims

While marking the 20 anniversary of Hoffman's Wag the Dog, Oliver, host of an HBO talk show, brought the sexual allegations into the limelight.

It was this statement that Oliver questioned Hoffman on, saying, "This is something we're going to have to talk about because it's hanging in the air".

Hoffman replied: "It's hanging in the air?"

Hoffman - surrounded by Robert De Niro, producer Jane Rosenthal and director Barry Levinson - responded that "first of all, it didn't happen the way she reported" and complained that his statement had been misconstrued.

Oliver doesn't agree with Hoffman, either, saying, "I gotta say, I don't love that response either". "There's a key word...in the quote...and that is if I did anything that was out of sorts or if I embarrassed her, I apologize".

According to video captured by The Washington Post's Steven Zeitchik, Oliver told Hoffman that his apology in response to the allegation seemed dismissive and like a "cop out". I am sorry. It is not reflective of who I am. If you think asking a co-worker if he got laid recently is harmless, then it doesn't matter if the women in the room are bothered by it. "It feels like a cop-out to say, 'Well, this isn't me.' Do you understand how that feels like a dismissal?"

"CBS News correspondent Laura Podesta tweeted, "'You've made this incredible assumption about me, sir, ' Hoffman said to Oliver. Another said, "Thank you for believing women". "Because there's no point in her lying".

The 80-year-old told Oliver, "You've put me on display here..."

"Oh, Dustin", Oliver said disapprovingly, putting his head in his hand.

Allies can help victims of sexual harassment by speaking up for them.

Rosenthal then said of the film, "It wasn't produced by Weinstein or Miramax..."

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Last month, in an article written for The Hollywood Reporter, Hunter opened up about the episode, along with the notes she took as a teenager detailing what transpired on the sets in the fives weeks she was there. It did not manifestly address another claim, by the writer Wendy Riss Gatsiounis, that Hoffman had propositioned her inappropriately in a pitch meeting in 1991.

"For things to truly change, men must hold other men accountable", Crews wrote. Very few have engaged in long public conversations about it, and nearly none have sounded as defiant as Hoffman did Monday night. The actress stated that at the time, she was attracted to Hoffman and was conflicted on coming forward with her story.

"So now I can't even finish a sentence?"

Among those also accused was Hoffman. Hoffman responded to the accusation and said, "I have the utmost respect for women and feel awful that anything I might have done could have put her in an uncomfortable situation".

"The Graduate" star said that when dressed as a woman he found some of the men on set ignored him and that gave him insight into what it was like to be a woman. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In fact, there are many things you can do to confront the issue head-on.

As the panel went on some in the crowd became involved.

The discussion was largely calm and cordial, though one person in the audience yelled at Oliver to "Move on". Another yelled to Oliver, "Thank you for believing women", to loud cheers. Hoffman continued to reiterate that working on a film for hours, they have to blow off some steam and that all that was said was merely harmless banter between "family". The easy way is not to bring anything up. 'Why the ... didn't I say something? "No one stands up to powerful men'".

"Am I the powerful man?" Hoffman shot back: "What response do you want?"

Tensions did not cool throughout the session.

"I'm happy [I wasn't]", Oliver replied.

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