Dustin Hoffman director defends actor over harassment claims: ‘There was nothing lecherous about it’

A director who worked with Dustin Hoffman rubbished harassment claims (Picture: Lars Niki/Getty Images for The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences)

Director Volker Schlondorff has spoken out in light of harassment claims made against Dustin Hoffman, saying the actor just liked to joke around.

Dustin Hoffman was been accused of sexually harassing 17-year-old intern Anna Graham Hunter in 1985, who recently came forward to accuse the actor of grabbing her buttocks and making crude remarks – such as ordering a ‘soft-boiled clitoris’ when she took his breakfast order.

However, Schondorff has said the 78-year-old was a notorious kidder, and that he meant no harm, adding ‘calling him a predator is too… Read the full story

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