It worked for three days, she wrote, but then the alleged groping continued.
Rossetter also alleged Hoffman would grope her breast in pictures together and remove it before the flash, but she provided the Hollywood Reporter with one photograph showing Hoffman touching her. During their back and forth, Hoffman said of the Hunter allegations, "First of all, it didn't happen, the way she reported". I started my batting him away and laughing on cue. I started my batting him away and laughing on cue.
Hoffman, 80, apologised following the allegation, saying he has "the utmost respect for women and feel awful that anything I might have done could have put her in an uncomfortable situation", and that his alleged behaviour "is not reflective of who I am".
Kathryn Rossetter, who starred in "Death of a Salesman" alongside Hoffman in the 1980s, asserts Hoffman would place his hands underneath her clothing almost every night they had a show during a particular scene where she was in the wings of the stage, according to a new first-person she wrote for The Hollywood Reporter. "If you've given no evidence to show it didn't (happen) then there was a period of time for a while when you were a creeper around women".
Rossetter wrote that, after the play closed, she "returned to acting by day and crying by night".
Hoffman told comic John Oliver: "If I met her, it was in concert with other people". "Night after night I went home and cried", she wrote. She said Mr. Hoffman chose moments to violate her when she couldn't speak for fear of the audience hearing her. She says he always removed his hand just before the photo was snapped, but on this one occasion he was caught in the act.
Rossetter also said during one performance he pulled up her dress and exposed her breasts to the crew.
She said: "Dustin would whisper, 'higher, higher, ' trying to get me to move up his trousers legs toward his genitals".
"I have the utmost respect for women and feel awful that anything I might have done could have put her in an uncomfortable situation", he said in a statement. Such as his habit of quickly grabbing her breast whenever she had to pose for a photo with him, but just quick enough not to be caught on film. "Leave me alone!'" she recalled.
The 80-year-old Hoffman - whose film credits include political drama All the President's Men, acclaimed comedy Tootsie as well as his Oscar winning turns in Kramer vs. Kramer and Rain Man - said he did not remember that episode from more than 30 years ago.
During the interview, Alec made it clear he wasn't defending sexual predators, but he just wanted the public to exercise caution when reacting to the multitude of claims being made against Hollywood stars since disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was targeted in an initial New York Times expose in October (17).
"I still don't know who this woman is", Hoffman told Oliver.