John Oliver Publicly Confronts Dustin Hoffman Over Sexual Assault Allegations

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The second half of 2017 has been riddled with sexual assault scandals involving some of the world's most powerful men in various industries, from Hollywood to the United States government.

It all seemed to have started with the allegations against media mogul Harvey Weinstein, and since then, more victims, including popular male and female celebrities, have come forward almost everyday with their claims.

We're now in the midst of one of the biggest global conversations about sexual harassment and consent, and it looks like it is just the beginning of this much-needed talk.

Harvey WeinsteinEntertainment Tonight

This week, John Oliver, comedian and host of HBO's Last Week Tonight, took the initiative to call out one of the most prominent Hollywood actors, Dustin Hoffman, for his alleged sexual misconduct.

John OliverThe Hollywood Reporter

Hoffman, 80, was accused of sexual harassment by a woman named Anna Graham Hunter, who worked as an intern on the set of his 1985 movie Death of a Salesman. Hunter, who was just 17-years-old at the time, told The Hollywood Reporter that Hoffman flirted with her, grabbed her butt, and openly talked about sex in front of her.

Hoffman apologized for putting Hunter "in an uncomfortable situation," and added that the woman's story was "not reflective of who I am."

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Everyone seemed to have placed Hoffman's story on the back burner, until now.

Oliver and Hoffman were part of a panel in New York City to mark the 20th anniversary of Wag the Dog, starring Hoffman. As the moderator, Oliver said Hoffman's misconduct should be brought up because "it's hanging in the air."

The video surfaced online, and it's one of the rare instances in which the accused is put on the spot.

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