Dustin Hoffman denies new sex assault allegations

Playwright 'suffered years of guilt and thought Hoffman incident was her fault'

Dustin Hoffman denies new sex assault allegations

Two women have accused Dustin Hoffman of sexually assaulting them while working on the 1987 film Ishtar, and a third woman says the actor exposed himself to her in a hotel room when she was a teenager.

The new allegations include the daughter of the former United Nations ambassador from Liberia who told both trade publications that Hoffman showered then came out and dropped his towel in front of her in his hotel room when she was 16.

'It was the first time I had ever seen a naked man.

Another accuser, Melissa Kester, alleged that Hoffman sexually assaulted her while they were recording audio for the film Ishtar. Kester, who was there with her boyfriend and another engineer, obliged and went inside, where Hoffman allegedly grabbed her in a "kind of flirtatious" way. During one visit, Hoffman called her into the recording booth, Kester said, and he "just stuck his fingers down my trousers". Hoffman, she said, would "stick his fingers inside me". I didn't know what to say, what to do.

A third woman, whose name was not revealed by Variety, said she met Hoffman during production of Ishtar in NY, the outlet said.

The woman claimed that, after the vehicle dropped her off at her home, Hoffman gave her a $20 bill and told her to meet him at his home.

According to the playwright, she spent an entire day with Karina and her dad exploring New York City before Dustin suggested they end the adventure at the San Remo Hotel, where he allegedly exposed his genitals after his daughter left his room.

Cori Thomas said her encounter with Hoffman happened when she was a 16-year-old high school student and aspiring actress.

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"It was as if he had researched me", she said. Two of the women asked that their real or full names not be used.

The expose on Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein's three decades of sexual abuse has opened a floodgate in Hollywood, media and politics ending the career of many powerful men. "I was frozen. I was outside of my body". In a recent interview with Variety, three women have given details on alleged encounters with Hoffman over the years.

She claimed she had a bit part in the film and he made her feel important and desirable.

She said Hoffman, then 47, asked for a foot massage just like he did with Thomas, and once told her he'd like a "soft-boiled clitoris" for breakfast.

Ketser said she tried not to react because she didn't want her boyfriend or the other technician to know what was happening.

"I'd never even seen a naked man before". They had oral sex. She was 17 years old at the time of the incident and was working as an intern on the set of Death of a Salesman in 1985. Thomas was saved, she says, by a phone call from her mother that she was downstairs to pick her up.

Playwright Wendy Riss Gatsiounis previously told Variety that in 1991 the Oscar victor made verbal advances and tried to convince her to leave his production company's office and go to a nearby hotel.

Hoffman was forced to face the music earlier this month during a tense sit-down with HBO late-night host John Oliver.

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