A screenwriter evokes the behavior of the actor during the filming of a TV movie: ‘Death of a traveling salesman’
Anna Graham Hunter was 17 when she worked as a production assistant on the set of Death of a Salesman, a 1985 TV movie starring Dustin Hoffman. The acclaimed actor has already racked up three Golden Globes and an Academy Award for Best Lead Actor for Kramer vs. Kramer. In fact, he would end up winning another Golden Globe for his performance in Death of a Salesman the following year. ** On the first day of filming, Hoffman asked Graham Hunter for a foot massage. She has accepted.**
On another production day, Graham Hunter went to Hoffman’s dressing room to take note of what the star wanted for breakfast. The actor looked at her and smiled, taking his time, “I’m going to have a boiled egg…and a boiled clit.” Hoffman’s entourage of peers laughed. She went straight to the bathroom to cry.
Graham Hunter recounts these and other instances in a guest column for The Hollywood Reporter titled, “Dustin Hoffman sexually harassed me when he was 17.” The current writer, who was then in her senior year of high school, alleges Hoffman exhibited inappropriate behavior around her on numerous occasions, saying the actor touched her ass on multiple occasions and was not spared by another series of explicit sexual comments such as: “So, did you have sex this weekend like I told you? »
Graham Hunter’s accusations add to those of many women who have pointed the finger at other key figures in the Hollywood industry like Harvey Weinstein, Roy Price or James Toback for sexual harassment or assault.
That same Wednesday, six women also denounced the harassment of Brett Ratner, a major producer who this year alone is behind the financing of two of the most important films of the season: Dunkirk and Wonder Woman. With so much at stake and a growing number of women coming forward as victims, Hollywood is about to undergo the biggest changes in its history. If steps are finally taken to purge the infamy.