Hollywood sexual harassment and rape allegations continue to drop daily. Like chunks of triple cheeseburger from Michael Moore’s jowls. Among the accused? None other than the Rain Man himself, Dustin Hoffman.
Poor Dusty recently found himself in the uncomfortable position of having to address his alleged misdeeds. In front of a packed auditorium. Thanks to John Oliver, of all people.
The host of Last Week Tonight (and voice of Zazu in the upcoming Lion King remake) gave Dustin Hoffman an unexpected grilling over sexual harassment allegations while moderating a panel at a Wag the Dog anniversary screening Monday night. Oliver admonished Hoffman for his previous hedging apologies, adding that there was no reason for accusers to lie, as Hoffman pushed back angrily, saying that his conduct was normal on-set behavior and that Oliver shouldn’t believe everything he reads.
Dusty got a little testy there, didn’t he? Can you say triggered?
Looks like Johnny-boy’s playing hardball. I like. You’ve got to give credit to Oliver. It takes major cajones to call out a Hollywood heavyweight in public. Normally, he’s an unbearable smugasaurus rex. But here he’s surprisingly on point.
To be fair to Hoffman, we only have his word against his accuser’s. There’s always the possibility the alleged copping of the feels is a giant nothingburger with extra nothing sauce. But, given the ultra-rapey ways of Hoffman’s acting pals, it’s not outside the realm of possibility.
Mad props to Oliver for putting Bernie Focker on blast for his supposed crimes. Karma’s a bitch ain’t it, Captain Hook? I highly doubt that’s the last he or his pals will see of it, either. These Tinseltown perv boys have a sixteen-ton truckload of karma headed straight their way.