John Oliver confronted Dustin Hoffman over sexual harassment accusations, and things got awkward

John Oliver grills Dustin Hoffman
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A panel discussion at a 20th anniversary screening of Wag the Dog at the Tribeca Institute on Monday night quickly became the latest flashpoint in the national reckoning over sexual misconduct by men in entertainment, media, and politics. Last Week Tonight host John Oliver, the panel moderator, fired the first shot, confronting panelist Dustin Hoffman about decades-old accusations of sexual misconduct, centering around a woman named Anna Graham Hunter's charge that Hoffman groped her and made inappropriate comments when she was a 17-year-old intern on the set of a 1985 TV version of Death of a Salesman. The 30-minute conversation got tense at times, and awkward.

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