Kathryn Rossetter, a former co-star of Dustin Hoffman, has accused him of “nightly sexual harassment”, according to a report by the Hollywood Reporter.
Actress Kathryn Rossetter told the publication that Hoffman repeatedly harassed her during the the 1984 Broadway production of Death of a Salesman and in a TV adaptation of the same play.
She said: “One night in Chicago, I felt his hand up under my slip on the inside of my thighs,” she writes. “I was completely surprised and tried to bat him away while watching the stage for my cues.”
“After the show he was busy with the producer and director so I had no access to him to address it. It then happened almost every show. Six to eight shows a week.”
“I couldn’t speak to him in the moment because I was on a live mic. He kept it up and got more and more aggressive. One night he actually started to stick his fingers inside me. Night after night I went home and cried.”
The new accusations come after author Anna Graham Hunter had also accused Hoffman of repeatedly groping her as a then 17-year-old intern during the TV adaptation of the same play in 1985.
Following Hunter’s accusation Hoffman issued a statement, saying: “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.”