[Rushtalk] WATCH: John Oliver Shocks Audience By Grilling Dustin Hoffman Over Allegations

John Quayle blueoval57 at verizon.net
Mon Dec 18 21:34:21 MST 2017


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exchange of ideas is over. Now, office can be won through smears and 
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On 12/18/2017 5:58 PM, Stephen Frye wrote:
>
> From Oliver’s statement *. "It is reflective of who you were. You've 
> given no evidence to show that it didn't happen. …”*
>
> We have reached this point.  Anyone can accuse, and then the accused 
> must prove innocence.
>
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> *Subject:* [Rushtalk] WATCH: John Oliver Shocks Audience By Grilling 
> Dustin Hoffman Over Allegations
>
> *WATCH: John Oliver Shocks Audience By Grilling Dustin Hoffman Over 
> Allegations*
>
>
>     "It's that part of the response to this stuff that pisses me off."
>
> Dustin Hoffman attends the 2017 IFP Gotham Awards at Cipriani Wall 
> Street on November 27, 2017 in New York City.*Roy Rochlin/FilmMagic 
> /ByJames Barrett 
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> *December 5, 2017 In a painfully uncomfortable exchange during a panel 
> discussion Monday night, "Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver 
> relentlessly questioned actor Dustin Hoffman over allegations of past 
> sexual harassment — an exchange that grew so tense, audience members 
> were gasping in disbelief.*
>
> *The exchange took place during a panel discussion at the Tribeca 
> Institute's 20th anniversary of Hoffman's film "Wag the Dog" (video 
> below). Oliver led into the increasingly uncomfortable discussion by 
> citing the allegations "hanging in the air" that he said must be 
> addressed.*
>
> *"This is something we're going to have to talk about because ... it's 
> hanging in the air," said 
> <https://nam03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.independent.co.uk%2Farts-entertainment%2Fdustin-hoffman-john-oliver-argument-sexual-harassment-claims-allegations-live-debate-wag-the-dog-a8092346.html&data=02%7C01%7C%7C7d6d68389e534cf3648908d546643455%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636492318539498781&sdata=Kj2DlFIK1d%2FFaUMYjfnsp2IhkBFLCw%2BWosjicVyopNA%3D&reserved=0> 
> Oliver.*
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> *Oliver was referencing accusations by Anna Graham-Hunter 
> <https://nam03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.hollywoodreporter.com%2Ffeatures%2Fdustin-hoffman-sexually-harassed-me-i-was-17-guest-column-1053466&data=02%7C01%7C%7C7d6d68389e534cf3648908d546643455%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636492318539498781&sdata=LwbdC4PNtS2OPO3oUE%2FZaEVzz3uMrRpA3iM8FNhuwJ4%3D&reserved=0> 
> that Hoffman sexually harassed her back in 1985 when she was a 
> 17-year-old production assistant on the set of "Death of a Salesman" 
> and by producer Wendy Riss Gatsiounis 
> <https://nam03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fvariety.com%2F2017%2Ffilm%2Fnews%2Fdustin-hoffman-sexual-harassment-1202604822%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7C7d6d68389e534cf3648908d546643455%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636492318539498781&sdata=M7SDMsNSoxTcivhIQm%2BbLoMx%2F6GpUKI87y7pevuUJhY%3D&reserved=0> 
> that Hoffman propositioned her in 1991 when she was in her 20s.*
>
> *As The Independent 
> <https://nam03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.independent.co.uk%2Farts-entertainment%2Fdustin-hoffman-john-oliver-argument-sexual-harassment-claims-allegations-live-debate-wag-the-dog-a8092346.html&data=02%7C01%7C%7C7d6d68389e534cf3648908d546643455%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636492318539498781&sdata=Kj2DlFIK1d%2FFaUMYjfnsp2IhkBFLCw%2BWosjicVyopNA%3D&reserved=0> 
> and The Washington Post 
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> highlight, the audience was shocked — a video recording of the 
> exchange catching the stunned response from the crowd as Oliver 
> continued to hammer the issue and Hoffman attempted to defend himself.*
>
> *In his initial response to Graham-Hunter's allegations, Hoffman said 
> <https://nam03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.latimes.com%2Fentertainment%2Fla-et-entertainment-news-updates-dustin-hoffman-apologizes-after-being-1509561081-htmlstory.html%23&data=02%7C01%7C%7C7d6d68389e534cf3648908d546643455%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636492318539498781&sdata=mO6vylqXhxpkfrnqCG1R03uNh%2Bi%2FDIT33H%2FTmYGbVqg%3D&reserved=0> 
> he felt "terrible" that anything he did "could have put her in an 
> uncomfortable situation," but insisted, "It is not reflective of who I 
> am."*
>
> *On Monday, Oliver slammed Hoffman's response, particularly his last 
> comment.*
>
> *"It's that part of the response to this stuff that pisses me off," 
> Oliver stated, audience members gasping. "It is reflective of who you 
> were. You've given no evidence to show that it didn't happen. There 
> was a period of time when you were a creeper around women. It feels 
> like a cop-out to say, 'Well, this isn’t me.' Do you understand how 
> that feels like a dismissal?"*
>
> *Hoffman countered by stressing that Oliver was not there when the 
> incidents took place, so he did not have the full context to make a 
> judgment.*
>
> *"You weren't there," said Hoffman, to which Oliver fired back, "I'm 
> happy I wasn't."*
>
> *When Hoffman asked Oliver if he simply believed all of the 
> allegations against him, Oliver said yes, saying he can't see "a 
> point" in the accusers lying about the incidents.*
>
> *"Well, there's a point in her not bringing it up for 40 years," said 
> Hoffman.*
>
> *WATCH:*
>
> *In a piece published by The Hollywood Reporter 
> <https://nam03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.hollywoodreporter.com%2Ffeatures%2Fdustin-hoffman-sexually-harassed-me-i-was-17-guest-column-1053466&data=02%7C01%7C%7C7d6d68389e534cf3648908d546643455%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636492318539498781&sdata=LwbdC4PNtS2OPO3oUE%2FZaEVzz3uMrRpA3iM8FNhuwJ4%3D&reserved=0> 
> on November 1, Graham-Hunter accused Hoffman of sexually harassing her 
> when she was a teenager:*
>
>     *This is a story I've told so often I'm sometimes surprised when
>     someone I know hasn't heard it. It begins, "Dustin Hoffman
>     sexually harassed me when I was 17." Then I give the details: When
>     I was a senior in high school in New York City, interning as a
>     production assistant on the set of the /Death of a Salesman/ TV
>     film, he asked me to give him a foot massage my first day on set;
>     I did. He was openly flirtatious, he grabbed my ass, he talked
>     about sex to me and in front of me. One morning I went to his
>     dressing room to take his breakfast order; he looked at me and
>     grinned, taking his time. Then he said, "I'll have a hard-boiled
>     egg … and a soft-boiled clitoris." His entourage burst out
>     laughing. I left, speechless. Then I went to the bathroom and cried.*
>
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> *On the same day, Variety 
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> published the allegations of "Genius" producer Wendy Riss Gatsiounis:*
>
>     *Wendy Riss Gatsiounis was a struggling playwright working a temp
>     job in New York City in 1991 when she got what she hoped would be
>     her big break. Her play “A Darker Purpose” had been given a staged
>     reading at the Public Theater, and she had scheduled a meeting
>     with Dustin Hoffman and “Tootsie” screenwriter Murray Schisgal to
>     discuss adapting it into a feature film for Hoffman to star in.
>     “It was a huge thing,” she told Variety.*
>
>     *But, Riss Gatsiounis said, the two meetings that took place at
>     the Rockefeller Center office of Hoffman’s Punch Productions led
>     to confusion and self-doubt after Hoffman allegedly propositioned
>     her and attempted to persuade her to leave the office and
>     accompany him to a store in a nearby hotel. Riss Gatsiounis was in
>     her 20s; Hoffman was 53.*
>
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> *In a statement that day issued in response to Graham-Hunter's 
> allegation, Hoffman, now 80, apologized for his behavior.*
>
> *"I have the utmost respect for women and feel terrible that anything 
> I might have done could have put her in an uncomfortable situation," 
> he said in a statement. 
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> "I am sorry. It is not reflective of who I am."*
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> */Partial transcript via The Independent 
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