Actor Dustin Hoffman has been accused of allegedly exposing himself to a 16-year-old classmate of his daughter Karina in 1980 and assaulting two other women while working on the 1987 film 'Ishtar'. Speaking to a source, the women described predatory incidents involving Hoffman that fit into a pattern of alleged behaviour that has emerged in the wake of previous sexual-misconduct claims against the now 80-year-old actor.
Cori Thomas was in high school when she said Hoffman exposed himself to her in a hotel room. Melissa Kester was a college graduate when Hoffman allegedly sexually assaulted her while recording audio for the film 'Ishtar'. A third woman, who asked to remain anonymous, said that Hoffman assaulted her in the back of a station wagon and manipulated her into a subsequent sexual encounter that left her traumatized.
She told a family member - who having heard the story some time in the 1980s - and several close friends. "One of them said, 'If this was your daughter, what would you do?' And I said, 'I would call the police'," said Thomas, who is now a playwright. Earlier this year, three women came forward with allegations against Hoffman detailing sexual harassment that they said occurred decades ago.
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