Dustin Hoffman accused of exposing himself to minor in 1980

Carla Harmon
December 15, 2017

More women have accused Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct, including an incident in which a playwright says the actor exposed himself to her in a NY hotel room when she was 16 years old.

Variety reports that Cori Thomas, then 16 and a friend of Hoffman's daughter, Karina, ended up alone at the actor's hotel room after her friend had gone home. She says that Hoffman invited her to his hotel room after having a dinner with teens and told her to wait for her mother. Karina left and Hoffman chose to take a shower, coming out in a towel and then dropping it.

"It was the first time I had ever seen a naked man", she said, "I was mortified". She says Hoffman eventually put on a robe and asked her to massage his feet.

Kester claimed that Hoffman stuck his hand down her trousers when they were in a recording audio for the film Ishtar.

Melissa Kester says while Hoffman was recording audio for Ishtar he stuck his fingers down her trousers in the recording booth with her boyfriend nearby.

But on their third meeting, Kester said, he requested she join him in the recording booth, where he was recording a song for the film.

"He put his fingers inside me", she recalled.

"I didn't know what to do in the circumstance", she said.

Variety also spoke to a woman who was an extra in Ishtar, who shared a similar story. The third woman said she had a non-speaking role in one of the movie's nightclub scenes shot in NY at Kaufman Astoria Studios when she was 22 years old. She said he sexually assaulted her in the back of a station wagon.

As Hoffman allegedly continued, she asked to go home.

"There are people inches from us", she revealed. Inside, he allegedly performed oral sex on her and they had sex.

In October, author Anna Graham Hunter told The Hollywood Reporter Hoffman made lewd comments at her and grabbed her backside while she was a 17-year-old intern on the set of 1985's Death of a Salesman.

"I didn't know that I could say no, so I did it", she said of the foot rub.

She said attacks on Ms Hunter's credibility led her to speak to Variety about her experience with Hoffman. I didn't know he would do that. Afterward, the assistant said Hoffman would like to see her again, and she met him at the Watergate hotel.

"He was standing there naked", she told Variety. "I think I nearly collapsed, actually".

She took him up on the offer, but since his station wagon was full, was forced to ride in the back of the vehicle in close quarters to Hoffman.

The fifth and final woman who is referred to as "Carolyn" said she'd met Hoffman in 1975 when she was 21 and working as a tour guide in Washington, D.C. When he came out, he was wearing just a towel and exposed himself to her.

These five new accounts follow previous allegations that have dogged Hoffman, who has been accused of groping actress Kathryn Rossetter "night after night" offstage during a 1983-84 production of Death of a Salesman. He brushed it off saying that such behavior is "not reflective of who I am". Hoffman was recording music for the film "Ishtar".

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