2nd Woman Recounts Pickup Line by Hoffman

'Wendy, have you ever been intimate with a man over 40?' she recalls him saying at meeting
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 2, 2017 12:50 PM CDT

(Newser) – The harassment accusations set off by the Harvey Weinstein scandal continue to reverberate in Hollywood and beyond. A rep for one of the big new targets, Kevin Spacey, announced he was seeking "evaluation and treatment," but Spacey's was far from the only name making headlines. Here's a look at the latest:

  • Death threats: Renowned film critic Janet Maslin tells the Daily Beast that she's positive director James Toback is the man who called her home with "a badly disguised voice" in 1978 and threatened to kill her after she'd written an unflattering review about his first film, Fingers. She got about 10 calls in all, at home and at the office, resulting in the one and only time in her career she filed a police report. Literally hundreds of women have accused Toback of sexual misconduct.
  • Another for Hoffman: "Wendy, have you ever been intimate with a man over 40?" Producer Wendy Riss Gatsiounis recounts to Variety a pitch meeting with Dustin Hoffman in 1991 when she was a young playwright in her 20s and he a 53-year-old Hollywood star. She declined his request during the meeting to go shopping at a nearby hotel, and his suggestion that his "would be a whole new body to explore." Her play was declined. She's the second woman to come forward about Hoffman.

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