Dustin Hoffman is basically Roy Moore, only without the ban at his local mall

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Dustin Hoffman is a garbage dump of a human being. I’m now convinced that he’s basically Roy Moore, only with two Oscars. The same sense of unjustified indignation runs through both predators, a sense that HOW DARE YOU for questioning them and their methods. At least Roy Moore’s community had the decency to ban him from the mall for preying on little girls. Dustin Hoffman got to keep on working for decades, using theaters and TV sets and film sets as his hunting ground. Variety published a new article in which they speak to three women who detail the ways in which Dustin Hoffman assaulted them. You can read the full Variety piece here. What I learned from the Variety article:

Cori Thomas was a 16-year-old friend of Hoffman’s daughter, and Hoffman used his daughter as bait to abuse Cori. He took his daughter and Cori out for the day in New York, then manipulated Cori into being in a hotel room alone with him. She was waiting for her parents to come pick her up when Hoffman took a shower, then came into the room wearing nothing but a towel, which he then dropped. He paraded around her naked, then asked her to massage his feet. She did, and he kept trying to come on to her and abuse her further.

Melissa Kester was a recent college graduate living in LA when Hoffman was in post-production on Ishtar. Kester was dating a guy who was working on the music for Ishtar. Hoffman showed interest in her the first few times they met, but she thought his interest in her was genuine, that he wanted to know her as a person. One day, Hoffman was in the recording booth and he – seemingly jokingly – requested that Melissa come into the isolated booth with him. She did. Once he got her alone in the booth, he sexually assaulted her, sticking his hand down her pants. She says she felt like she had been raped. Hoffman kept calling her after the assault until she told him to stop.

A third woman asked to remain anonymous told Variety that she was 22 years old when she was working on Ishtar in New York. Hoffman started flirting with her on the set, he invited her to eat lunch in his dressing room. A week later, Hoffman invited her to the set, and he showed her around, trying to impress her. He invited her to the wrap party and kept his eye on her. At 1 am, he offered her a ride home. In the back of a station wagon (which was being chauffeured), he sexually assaulted her, once again sticking his hand where it didn’t belong.

The Hollywood Reporter has a thorough recap of all of the allegations against Hoffman, which you can read here if you have the stomach for it. Included in the summary is one account I had not previously read – a woman named Pauline says that when she was 15 years old, Hoffman befriended her, spent time with her (grooming her), and then manipulated her into being alone with him in his apartment… where he then exposed himself to her and forced her to watch him masturbate. SHE WAS 15. THR has an additional account with another woman who wants to remain anonymous – she was 21 when Hoffman basically coerced her into oral sex.

God, I wish John Oliver had gone even harder on Hoffman now.

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  1. Nicole says:

    Vile. Throw the whole Hollywood away.
    Actually throw this entire year away. Thanks.

    • Sixer says:

      And we thought 2016, the year of celebrity deaths, was bad. Will there ever be an end to things going from bad to worse?

      (Sorry, I’m feeling crushed today.)

      • slowsnow says:

        There with you. This is so disheartening. I wish I could say something uplifting other than you’re not alone in this.
        The ONLY good thing I can think of is that my daughter and other people who were raped now know that they are not alone and strong independent people went through the same thing. That’s all I have today.

      • Nanny to the Rescue says:

        I think this is better. The deaths were sad, and we cried a lot, and everyone was miserable. But now, as terrible as this is, at least some pervs are getting what they have deserved for a long time and some victims are getting closure. It’s heartbreaking to read but I say – keep ‘em coming!

      • Whoopsy Daisy says:

        Well, some of these things happened years ago and this is the year it all came to light, so technically, this is a good year.

      • Milla says:

        But this isn’t 2017. This is decades of torture. So it’s only good that they are being exposed.

      • Raina says:

        Sixer, I’ve mentioned it before that I think the one positive thing to all of this insanity is that I’m noticing a lot more people waking up because of the bullshit who, otherwise, might have remained under the radar in a cozy slumber. To counter the stunning ignorance. Baby steps.

      • Adrien says:

        Actually Sixer, it’s a good thing. I really thought I would die not seeing the victims of Weinstein, et al get justice. Those predators are still not convicted but at least they are basically powerless.

      • Sixer says:

        I know what you all mean. Sunlight is the best disinfectant, right? It’s the process that is so hard, I guess.

      • Nicole says:

        I’m exhausted Sixer. So exhausted

      • MC2 says:

        Don’t worry- She Ra is coming back in 2018 to save us.

      • AnnaKist says:

        The one thing these bas***ds never wanted, was to be outed. They thrive in the secrecy of their vile acts – that’s why they often threaten their victims, from saying, “No one will believe you”, to making actual threats. Every single one of these mongrels will be absolutely loathing the fact that their “good reputation” has been burned to a cinder, and that everyone is now well aware of just what pieces of utter garbage they truly are. I’m sure they’ve still got their die-hard supporters, but they are not even worth wasting a thought on if they are supporting someone who is fine with committing such deplorable crimes. The worst thing for DH and his ilk is that the very thing that protected him – fame – is the thing that has exposed him globally. He’s got nowhere to hide. None of them have, and that’s a good thing. There are lots more really worried right now.

        I’ve always disliked DH. I saw in interviewed in the Kramer vs Kramer days. He was so up himself, and I thought, rather condescending (read, disparaging) of Meryl Streep, that I put him on my schïtt list back then.

      • AnneC says:

        And most importantly, the airing of all this disgusting behavior let’s men know NOW that it’s not acceptable and women have stopped being silent.

    • monette says:

      Oh, God, no! You will upset Swifty and her stans. How can you say that about the best year of Sneakie’s Life??

    • Raina says:

      @Nicole, that’s actually what I was wondering; Should we all just boycott Hollywood films until more safe guards are set up? And, maybe, organizations. The one thing that surprised me thus far are the people that I HAVEN’T heard anything about. I was, for some reason I have no back-up for, waiting for something to be exposed about people like Bruce Willis, more of the older actors…it seems the older guys were more flagrant in abusing their power. Also, there’s not much about the younger guys harassing women as I thought there would be, save a few. I wonder if it’s a generational mad men-esque sense of entitlement and old school boys club rules. I wish more is written about Trumps history of being a predator. It needs to be put up front considering his position AND the fact that he being such a garbage person misogynistic President where a lot of women felt inspired to come forward and step up courageously. It’s almost like the Orange Toilet was a catalyst for some positive changes, too, simply by being so horrific that certain people had enough. Sadly, not enough people yet.

      • Nicole says:

        Yea I wish I had an answer. For me I boycott and unfortunately it means there’s less and less I enjoy. On the other hand I feel better about not talking a big game and doing nothing else.
        For me there’s probably a ton of guys that either toed the line or were inappropriate. Like the guy from Jane the Virgin. So the movement is an eye opener and hopefully guys like him will learn and LISTEN. There are guys like that in my life too who a few years ago just didn’t GET that certain things weren’t funny (jokes and comments). The number of apologies and changes in the past few years from guys I know and saying “I get it” is a small step. Mostly because at least that’s another person in the corner of women that know certain things were never appropriate but culture said “hey bros being bros”
        Then there’s the Dustins and the Harvey’s in the world that rape and assault women using power. Then terrorize then and make it impossible for these women to get closure or even work their jobs without fear. Those guys will probably never change and would’ve been predators in any time period. It’s society that allowed those men to get away so long.
        This comment is super long but I’ve been thinking on this topic for a while now (years) since a friend of mine was assaulted in college. It was traumatizing and a wake up call unfortunately. I have no answers only that I need to change my thinking (to continue to combat any internalized misogyny and racism), men need to be better, society needs to raise better men and women and we need to be on equal footing.

      • Whoopsy Daisy says:

        What guy from Jane the Virgin?

      • Nicole says:

        He plays Rafael I think

      • Cath says:

        Confused at you naming Justin Baldoni (Rafael) from JtV as being inappropriate or toeing the line. Because he seems to be on the so called ‘good side’ of the fence. Like he did a TED talk about redefining masculinity, ie. men being sensitive.
        Did I miss something? Because that doesn’t sound like a bad thing to me. Just google him and that’s all that comes up – him talking about toxic masculinity. Hardly toeing the line.

      • Nicole says:

        He specifically said he was part of the problem and made inappropriate comments and was sexist. I’m saying that I know plenty of guys like him that didn’t realize “jokes” and comments were “that bad” just like Justin.

      • Cath says:

        Okay, that’s definitely a fair point! Thanks for your reply.

      • magnoliarose says:

        Partially it is age, and I do expect something different from older men. Honestly, though, not one man in history was unaware that putting your fingers inside a woman was disrespectful, boorish, inappropriate and abusive. It has always been a violation. Historically, I believe one of the reasons girls had been hidden away was to protect them from men. Once they were “ruined,” and blamed, they were exiled and shunned. Read about the Irish laundries for wayward women as an example.
        The smaller things like thinking a woman looks cheap if she wears sexy clothes is a thing you will never convince my older relatives of both genders is wrong. My father and brothers had my mother breathing down their necks; early feminist mothering started in the late 60s.
        What I expect to come out for the Gen X guys are skeevy frat boy antics and sexual manipulation and bullying. Millenial guys maybe entitled predatory behavior but sort of vague and apologetic.

    • homeslice says:

      Right? The whole lot of them make me sick…

    • Stevie says:

      I am actually somewhat heartened. I’m 56 and have seen men abuse women my whole life, both in obvious and subtle ways. Sexism is so rampant, and I think we don’t even notice it often. I have a very sexist boss, but most women think he is fine and have lined up against a new female boss. He got rid of the last one.

      Maybe we can finally start dealing with both the harassment and the unconscious sexism. Feminism just asks that we are all judged on our abilities and qualities, not our gender. Can that be our goal for this century?? Just don’t judge us on our genitals??

    • tracking says:

      +1000

  2. Jerusha says:

    Michael Rapaport-D-Bag, aka Dustin Hoffman’s biggest asskisser.
    http://twitter.com/michaelrapaport/status/938251655887323136

    • Nanny to the Rescue says:

      Not sure what bumms me more: That I loved Michael in War at Home (and learning somebody you like is an asshole is always bad) or that, until today, I thought that role was played by Donal Logue (who, unlike Rapaport, seems a thoroughly decent dude).

      Sorry, Donal. Won’t happen again.

    • Snazzy says:

      OMG what a douche

    • Kitten says:

      SMDH…and his anti-Trump rants were so great, too.
      Beware the misogynistic sheep in liberal wolf’s clothing, ladies.

      • Nicole says:

        He’s also casually racist at times. Black people have been petitioning to get him out of black movies for a minute now

  3. Maya says:

    Horrible horrible man and I hope he rots in hell.

    He has now ruined Kung Fu Panda series for me even though I love Angelina, Lucy & Jack. I simply won’t watch the new movies if Dustin is in it.

    • Raina says:

      Maya, yep, me, too. Kung fu panda will now go the way of Braveheart for me. I just can’t separate the art and the man in certain things. If my son wants to watch it, fine, but he’s basically over it anyway.

  4. slowsnow says:

    I found Oliver so brave and now I’m convinced he probably had had access to all this information to be so pissed. He was so pissed and unimpressed by Hoffman, who did react like an entitled pr•ck.
    I can only imagine the horror of the 15 year old. God I am pissed, I am furious, I am disgusted, and sick of all these horrible men.

    • ORIGINAL T.C. says:

      Actually John Oliver didn’t bring up these new stories, no one in the press knew about them until now. Hoffman’s previous behavior was enough for John to call him out on. Everyone else was too much of a coward to say anything. In fact John Oliver was criticized for bringing up “old social media accusations” against Hoffman. Even the women of The View were not on John Oliver’s side.

      I’m now wondering if John Oliver standing up to Hoffman gave these women the extra support needed to speak up. Just like the comedian did for Bill Cosby’s victims.

  5. Nanny to the Rescue says:

    Preying on teenagers is bad in itself, but on his daughter’s friend of all people? That’s like going after his own daughter, since the maturity and sex appeal level were probably similar. Egh.

    • Chaine says:

      So gross how he used his daughter as bait.

      • Snazzy says:

        Yes! what does his daughter make of all of this?

      • Raina says:

        Not just gross, but some INSANE sense of entitlement, lack of impulse control and fearlessness of being revealed. Like he was untouchable, no pun intended. Once it gets to that point with the teenage daughter’s school friend, it’s pathological. Read an interview he did a few years back, 2012?, where he was discussing his directorial role in that movie Quartet (sic) and all about his fears and what he believes in and how bullying is wrong. He even plugged his wife’s skin care line. Such cognitive dissonance.

      • Christin says:

        I just remembered another situation where a predator lured a teenager via her friendship with his daughter. It was the Cleveland guy who had three(?) young women imprisoned in a house for years. He even went to vigils for the youngest girl!

        Such sick minds…

  6. Neelyo says:

    Don’t read the comments at Variety (I forgot).

  7. MostlyMegan says:

    Maybe he would have done it anyway (I think he would have) but I think Oliver probably had a hint that more shit about Hoffman was about to hit the fan.

  8. Sparkly says:

    I wish I’d known about all this sooner. I liked him for so long. Now I can’t even stand to look at him.

    • Needlehole says:

      That’s how I’ve been feeling too. He was one of my favourite actors, but after learning with he truly is, I will never watch another film with him in it again.

  9. PixieBritches says:

    God now I will clap even harder the next time I watch Hook and he gets eaten by the crocodile. BAD FORM!!

    • mom2two says:

      Same here. And when he bites in Medici: Masters of Florence first season.

      Always thought he was a good actor, now he makes me throw up. F-you Hoffman.

  10. Pumpkin (formally soup, pie) says:

    I feel like throwing up.

  11. Margo S. says:

    My question is why does variety still have his Actors on Actors on YouTube?! Why haven’t they removed him from their social media?! HES A CHILD ABUSER!

  12. Adele Dazeem says:

    I just came to say that this header made me snort my tea out my nose. Terrible not funny subject matter, but great headline, Kaiser!

  13. elimaeby says:

    All these stories about these men preying on underage (let’s be honest) little girls make me sick. I was still playing with dolls at 13/14. The first time I actually saw a penis I was 16 and it was very consensual. I feel so fortunate for that, even with later sexual assaults considered. I can’t imagine my first sexual experience being some older man exposing himself to me/molesting me. These men can rot.

  14. serena says:

    I’m so utterly disgusted and disappointed.

  15. PunkyMomma says:

    He’s a rapist and a child predator. I’m done with him.

  16. Jayna says:

    He’s a frickin’ predator. He set it up to get that underage girl in his bedroom. It was all premeditated. Sixteen, a friend of his daughter’s, a young girl that looked up to him, who probably felt like a big deal getting to spend the day with a famous actor, father of her best friend. He got off on showing off to her during their outing. But he’s not looking at her like a young teenage friend to his daughter. He’s looking at her as a sexual object to fill his perversions. He was 30 years older than this 16-year-old kid.

    Then what does he do? He doesn’t wait for her mother to pick her up at the planned location, at the restaurant. He sets a plan in motion. He leaves the restaurant early for no reason except to corner this girl alone for his sick perversions to get off on. He sent his daughter home, to get the young girl alone in his hotel room.

    What a disgusting sick piece of shit. A sexual predator who spent his day thinking how he was going to get this teenager alone before her mom came to get her.

    His daughter should be disgusted looking back and now realizing her dad sending her home to do her homework was so he could get her unsuspecting friend alone for his sexual pleasure.

    Ugh.

  17. lucy2 says:

    Lock him up.

  18. that’s why these monster want fame and fortunes
    soo they can abuse their power
    its sick
    take away those oscars

  19. Jayna says:

    Why does he get off on making young women rub his tiny, gnarly feet G? Gross. What a power trip these narcissists get off on.

  20. Aren says:

    Using fingers to penetrate an adult woman without her consent is horrible, but sexually assaulting minors is a different level of sickness.
    I hope he rots in hell.

  21. Lisa says:

    I know someone like Dustin. He even looks like him, and the only difference is that he’s a Z-list actor whose connections amount to a handful of guest spots on local shows that his friends have gotten him.

    He’s a 60-something-year-old man who goes by a fake name on Instagram where posts messages of hyper-positivity and personal growth. Privately, he messages young girls and women, some who are/were minors, and grooms them with offers of gifts and a relationship. He tried it with me and I told him to f off or I would expose him. I don’t care if it costs me the one mutual friend we have. He’s a predator.

    He’s also (fortunately?) a nobody. He’s lied about being an extra in major films like Once Upon A Time in America, and any show he has legitimately appeared in has been canceled before it even had a chance to air. He’s a bottom feeder and a hanger-on, and the only reason I’m venting now is because he contacted me again last night as if nothing had happened and I laid into him. So, he has no real influence on anyone except for the girls he’s lured into his little trap. It kills me to see people being taken in by him.

  22. Amy says:

    These stories about Roy Moore and Dustin Hoffman bring back bad memories for me. I was coerced by an older guy when I was 14. He wasn’t in his 30s but he was 18 and much older than me. He was my “boyfriend” at the time, my first “real boyfriend,” and I had never dated or done anything before. He just kept pushing for more and more and more and wouldn’t ever take no for an answer. He also talked about my virginity and my body in front of me with his guy friends and cousins as if it were an annoying obstacle that they all needed to brainstorm way to overcome. He whined to them about how I was too tight and he needed some good ways to stretch me out so we could eventually have sex. His friend suggested, in front of me, that he should use a soda bottle because those start out with a small opening and get larger gradually further down the bottle. My boyfriend seriously thought we should try that. I was able to shut that down, thank god. Instead he used his fingers and over time he got tougher and tougher in his attempts to make me “ready” to ha s sex with.

    While this was going on, he brought me as a date to a wedding where he was in the wedding party. He told me I had to wear a sexy black dress bc that’s what the bride was wearing when she met the groom and he thought it would be fun. As a 14 year old girl o didn’t have any sexy black dresses and my mom had to take me out to buy me one. My boyfriend was busy with wedding party duties most of the night. He left me with an older creepy u for who had to have been 40. That uncle kept giving me drinks and flirting with me and commenting on how sexy I was. He danced with me and touched my body and pressed his erection against my body. I was so creeped out but didn’t know what to do. I was always taught to be polite, to say yes to requests, to be nice and smile and put up with crazy relatives. I didn’t know anyone but my boyfriend and he was sitting with the wedding party. I could t leave. I was so happy when we left finally. My boyfriend had been drinking and was drunk. That night, he was so rough with his fingering but I didn’t say anything. I was grateful to him for eventually rescuing me from the gross uncle. He broke my hymen that night with his fingers and I bled all over him and myself. He was so sickened and grossed out by that that he ran to the laundry sink and poured bleach all over his hands and he cried and freaked out. I HAD TO COMFORT HIM ABOUT IT and apologize for my body doing such a gross thing.

    Eventually, after a couple more weeks of badgering about sex, and now that he said I wasn’t a virgin anyways bc I already bled, he convinced me to let him “just put it in for a minute.” Not to have sex or to ejaculate, just to be in there for a minute. He pulled me down onto his erection and I sat there for a second or two. When I tried to get up he held me there. Eventually he let go and I got up. I didn’t know, but he had ejaculated inside me.

    I got pregnant. I was 14. It was the first time I had ever had sex and he had been inside me without moving for less than a minute. When I realized I might be pregnant, I told him and he told his friends (without asking me first) who then instant messaged me. I was freaked out and wanted to know how to tell for sure. It’s not like I could go drive myself to buy a pregnancy test. His friend told me to rub my boobs. I said “why?” And he just kept saying to do it. I kept asking “why? What does it have to do with anything?” He said just do it and tell me how they feel and then I’ll tell you. I pretended I was doing it and told him I was. Boobs gets sore when you’re pregnant and that’s a sign he had looked up on the internet but rather than just telling me that, he wanted to picture me rubbing my boobs and he wanted me to tell him what it felt like. I will never forget how grossed out I was by an 18 year old guy “friend” asking a scared and possibly pregnant 14 year old girl to rub her boobs and tell him about it.

    I had an abortion. My mom took me. She has ever since thought of me as a slut and a loose promiscuous woman. She cracked down hard on any socializing or dating from then on. We had and continue to have a horrible relationship. I didn’t tell her that I was raped bc I didn’t see it like that at the time. I do now.

    ETA this boyfriend was an evangelical Christian who took me to church and youth group. He was vocally anti choice until he got me pregnant. Then he was all for the abortion ASAP. He said he pay for half, he never did. It was $500. My mom paid for it. I never hung out with the guy after he got me pregnant. We just stopped talking and he ignored me at school. He was a senior. I was a freshman. I heard later that he was abusive to his next gf.

    • Stevie says:

      I am so sorry. What a horrible person he was. And you were abused by him terribly.
      I hope you have begun healing from this terrible injustice that was done to you.
      Hugs.

    • I Choose Me says:

      Amy, I hope sharing your story here has given you some measure of catharsis. I’m so sorry that in your time of need you did not get the support you should have. You are a survivor and I hope like Stevie says above that you’re able to heal. In your own time and in your way. Be kind to yourself. * Internet hugs.*

  23. Falum says:

    Dustin’s wife was also his friend’s daughter and he knew her as a teen .. she’s 25/30 yrs younger than him too so its pretty gross.

  24. Deleted User says:

    Thank God for the Internet. If it wasn’t for the internet stories like this would get buried by the old media.

  25. benchwarmer says:

    So disappointed. Utterly disappointing to hear these horrible revelations.