Dustin Hoffman honored at Gotham Awards as he attends ceremony alongside proud wife Lisa amid allegations of sexual harassment
Dustin Hoffman was honored at the 2017 Gotham Awards as he attended the show alongside his wife Lisa amid allegations of sexual harassment leveled at him.
The star-packed awards show presented the Actor Tribute to Hoffman, who appeared in high spirits as he posed proudly alongside his wife at the?New York City ceremony on Monday.
Hoffman, 80, sharpened up for the occasion in a black suit and tie as his wife opted for a sophisticated powder blue lace dress and black velvet boots.
United front:?Dustin Hoffman attended the 2017 Gotham Awards alongside his supportive wife Lisa amid allegations of sexual harassment leveled at him
Honored:?The star-packed awards show were set to present the Actor Tribute and Director Tribute to Hoffman, who appeared in high spirits as he posed proudly alongside his wife at the New York City ceremony on Monday
His wife looked proud as she posed alongside her husband of nearly four decades.
Hoffman was set to receive a tribute award in honor of his prolific work in acting, according to?Deadline.??
The actor seems to have escaped major career damage - unlike producers Harvey Weinstein and Brett Ratner, and actor Kevin Spacey - less than a month after a woman named Anna Graham Hunter claimed he made a series of sexually inappropriate remarks to her when she was a 17-year-old intern working on his 1985 TV film Death of a Salesman.
The Tootsie star 'was openly flirtatious' as he 'grabbed my a**,' 'talked about sex to me and in front of me,' and asked for foot massages, Hunter wrote in a piece for The Hollywood Reporter November 1.
By his side: His wife looked any proud as she posed alongside her husband of nearly four decades
Tribute:?Hoffman was set to receive two different tribute awards in honor of his prolific work, according to Deadline?
Allegations:?The actor seems to have escaped major career damage - unlike producers Harvey Weinstein and Brett Ratner, and actor Kevin Spacey - less than a month after a woman named Anna Graham Hunter claimed he made a series of sexually inappropriate remarks to her when she was a 17-year-old intern working on his 1985 TV film Death of a Salesman
Hunter said in one instance, Hoffman humiliated her in a front of a room full of people.
'One morning I went to his dressing room to take his breakfast order; he looked at me and grinned, taking his time,' she said. 'Then he said, "I'll have a hard-boiled egg … and a soft-boiled clitoris." His entourage burst out laughing. I left, speechless. Then I went to the bathroom and cried.'
Another woman named Wendy Riss Gatsiounis said that the veteran actor peppered her with sexually-fueled questions when she met with him over a show business project in 1991.
On stage: Dustin stood beside Elizabeth Marvel behind the podium
Going strong: Lisa couldn't have looked any more proud as she cosied up to her husband
Hand in hand: Hoffman beamed as she led her husband by the hand outside?
Star-packed: Ben Stiller posed beside the honoree?
Gatsiounis told Variety that Hoffman asked her to come with him to a hotel, trying to seduce her with the prospect of 'a whole new body to explore.'
In the wake of the allegations, Hoffman issued a statement disavowing the conduct described by the women.?
He said: 'I have the utmost respect for women and feel terrible that anything I might have done could have put her in an uncomfortable situation. I am sorry. It is not reflective of who I am.'
Camera ready: Hoffman earlier attended a special screening of?The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), which stars him, Adam Sandler, Elizabeth Marvel, Grace Van Patten, and was directed by Noah Baumbach
New comedy:?The Meyerowitz Stories was released on October 13
Star-packed: Dustin posed alongside Van Patten and Bob Dishy
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