Looks like another Oscar-winning actor is now being accused of having a history of predatory behavior and engaging in sexual misconduct.
Weeks after a woman came forward to claim that she was the recipient of abusive behavior and groping at the hands of acting legend Dustin Hoffman when she was 17, a number of other women have accused Hoffman of sexually harassing and assaulting them over the years. And one woman states that the Rain Man star exposed himself to her when she was 16 years old.
In an interview with Variety, Cori Thomas said she was a high school classmate of Hoffman’s daughter when she first met the actor in 1980. At that time, Thomas claims, Hoffman took her up to his hotel room and then had his daughter go home, leaving the two of them alone. While Thomas says she waited for her parents to come pick her up, Hoffman went into the bathroom and turned the shower on. Then this allegedly occurred:
After several minutes, “He came out of the bathroom with a towel at first wrapped around him, which he dropped,” Thomas said. “He was standing there naked. I think I almost collapsed, actually. It was the first time I had ever seen a naked man. I was mortified. I didn’t know what to do. And he milked it. He milked the fact that he was naked. He stood there. He took his time.”
Hoffman eventually put on a robe and sat on the bed, according to Thomas, who said that he then asked her to massage his feet. She complied.
Thomas explained that she didn’t tell her parents what happened, only revealing the incident to her mother recently. She did tell a family member in 1987, seven years after the incident — something that unidentified person confirmed to Variety.
Variety also highlighted allegations made by two other women who both accused Hoffman of sexually assaulting them. The Hollywood Reporter also published a report today featuring accounts from several women claiming the star sexually assaulted and abused them.
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