Faux-social commentator and comedian, John Oliver, got into a heated argument with liberal pervert Dustin Hoffman on December 4, reports the UK’s Independent.
During a film-screening panel in late November, host Oliver felt compelled to bring up the accusation of sexual harassment made against Hoffman by Anna Graham-Hunter, “as a 17-year-old production assistant on the set of his 1985 TV film Death of a Salesman,” reports the Independent.
Oliver said he was disappointed by the apology Hoffman made in regards to the incident.
With video: John Oliver confronts Dustin Hoffman at film screening over sexual harassment allegations https://t.co/AdfChl3U7W
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“I have the utmost respect for women and feel terrible that anything I might have done could have put her in an uncomfortable situation. I am sorry. It is not reflective of who I am,” the Los Angeles Times quoted Hoffman as saying after the disgusting news came out.
The short apology left Oliver furious and he labeled the statement as a flippant dismissal.
“This is something we’re going to have to talk about because… it’s hanging in the air. It’s that part of the response to this stuff that pisses me off. It is reflective of who you were. You’ve given no evidence to show that it didn’t happen. There was a period of time when you were a creeper around women. It feels like a cop-out to say, ‘Well, this isn’t me.’ Do you understand how that feels like a dismissal?”
That question caused all hell to break loose.
Hoffman avoided the question by asking, “Do you believe this stuff you read?”
Oliver tried to contend that an accuser has no reason to lie, but Hoffman quickly shot back.
“Well, there’s a point in her not bringing it up for 40 years,” Hoffman said.
Washington Post reporter Steven Zeitchik was in the audience and tweeted out how the ongoing exchange was stirring up the audience:
The five minute back-and-forth was mostly used up by Hoffman trying to spin his behavior, thus further tainting any shred of genuineness his apology might have had.
In the end, Oliver felt compelled to address the audience over why he had done what he did.
“I can’t leave certain things unaddressed. That leads to me at home later tonight hating myself, asking, ‘Why the f*** didn’t I say something? No one stands up to powerful men.’”
Better late than never I guess.
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