Dustin Hoffman faces fresh allegations of sexual misconduct from another female accuser, the third in a little more than a month.
Kathryn Rossetter wrote in an essay published by The Hollywood Reporter on Friday that the alleged incidents began while the two starred together in a Broadway revival of Death of a Salesman in 1983. Hoffman played main character Willy Loman, while she played his mistress.
Hoffman's reps declined to comment. Several other people who worked on Death of a Salesman—Hoffman's brother-in-law and then-assistant Lee Gottsegen, and actors Anne McIntosh, Debra Mooney and Linda Hogan, Michael Quinlan and Andrew Bloch, and production stage manager Tom Kelly—did not recall witnessing any of the conduct Rossetter described and questioned her account, The Hollywood Reporter said. Kelly told the outlet, "Given my position, it's insulting to say this kind of activity would go on to the extent of sexual violation."
Rossetter said that he allegedly began to put his hand under her slip on the inside of her thighs while they waiting in the wings during almost every show and then "got more and more aggressive."
"One night he actually started to stick his fingers inside me," she wrote. "Night after night I went home and cried."