WASHINGTON: A third woman has come forward to accuse American actor and director Dustin Hoffman of sexual harassment.
Kathryn Rossetter, who played Hoffman's mistress in the 1984 Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's ‘Death of a Salesman,’ recently penned a guest column for The Hollywood Reporter about her working experience with the 80-year-old actor, describing it as a “horrific, demoralizing and abusive experience at the hands (literally) of one of my acting idols.”
The 66-year-old actress is the third woman in the past month to come forward and accuse Hoffman of sexual harassment.
Rossetter wrote that Hoffman repeatedly groped her backstage during performances of ‘Death of a Salesman’, pulled up her clothes offstage and exposed her body to crew members.
“One night he actually started to stick his fingers inside me. Night after night I went home and cried. I withdrew and got depressed and did not have any good interpersonal relationships with the cast,” she wrote.
Hoffman, who has been accused by two other women of sexual harassment, also groped her at parties after their performances, she said.
“Whenever he had a picture taken with me, he would put his arm around my rib cage and then grab my breast just before they snapped the picture and then remove it. He was very skilled at dropping his hand just as the picture snapped to avoid it being recorded,” she recalled.