UPDATE 12/6/17: The confrontation is now available via easily shareable video.
See original story from 12/5/17 below.
Last Week Tonight host John Oliver pressed Dustin Hoffman over recently disclosed sexual harassment allegations at a 20th anniversary screening of Wag the Dog Monday night. Oliver broached the topic about halfway through the panel and tried to get Hoffman to concede that his original statement on Anna Graham Hunter's allegations last month felt like a "dismissal," the Washington Post reported.
"From a few things you've read you’ve made an incredible assumption about me," Hoffman said to Oliver, who said the allegations were "hanging in the air" and needed to be discussed. "You've made the case better than anyone else can. I'm guilty." Hoffman claimed that he still doesn't know "who this woman is," and if he ever met her it was "in concert" with others.
Oliver pushed back, telling Hoffman he's given "no evidence" to back up those claims. "It is reflective of who you were," he said. "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. It feels like a cop-out to say 'it wasn't me.' Do you understand how that feels like a dismissal?"
When Hoffman asked Oliver if he believed "this stuff" he read, Oliver said he did because there's "no point" in lying. "Well, there's a point in her not bringing it up for 40 years," Hoffman said. "Oh, Dustin," Oliver responded, placing his head in his hands. Read Oliver and Hoffman's full exchange here.
Graham Hunter penned a guest column for the Hollywood Reporter in November, alleging that Hoffman sexually harassed her when she was a 17-year-old intern on the set of the 1985 TV version of Death of a Salesman. Oliver and Hoffman's heated discussion Monday night "mostly centered" on the 1985 allegations, the Post reported, but also invoked a similar situation on the set of The Graduate involving co-star Katharine Ross.