Oliver, Hoffman's war of words over sexual harassment claims

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Dustin Hoffman is one of the actors who has been named a "sexual predator" during the on-going epidemic now taking over headlines.

The fallout from Monday's heated altercation between Last Week Tonight host John Oliver and two-time Academy Award victor Dustin Hoffman just took an unexpected turn.

Hoffman answered: "It's hard to answer that question".

But it's when Hoffman tries to explain away the way he and the crew talked on the set that we get a clear image of what that workplace was like: "You do things, you say things [on sets]".

You want to expect more from a woman, but then, this is a woman who has managed to make an extremely successful career for herself in Hollywood despite the boys club of it all.

Things didn't end here and after several minutes Hoffman returned to the same topic and accused Oliver of not being open-minded, He also accused him of believing accusers unquestionably.

Dustin Hoffman and HBO show host John Oliver got into a heated debate Monday night in NY while discussing allegations of harassment against Hoffman. "Does that feel like enough to you?"

Hoffman had said in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter: 'I have the utmost respect for women and feel awful that anything I might have done could have put her in an uncomfortable situation. Laura Podesta also took Twitter and mentioned about the incident.Her tweet was "You've made this incredible assumption about me, sir". She was soon drowned out by other people, one of whom said "Shame on you".

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Oliver found Hoffman's response rather interesting considering he previously released a comment stating his behavior on that set was "not reflective of" who he is.

That's "exactly the kind of reaction that bothers me", Oliver said, noting that Hunter "had no interest in lying". If it happened and you've given no evidence to show that it didn't happen, then there was a period of time, for a while, when you were a creeper around women. "It feels like a cop-out to say, 'It wasn't me.' Do you understand how that feels like a dismissal?"

As per The Washington Post scribe Steve Zeitchik, Hoffman "grew visibly uncomfortable" as Oliver confronted him, which was followed by a back-and-forth between the two. "John Oliver, you selfish f-ck, you ruined paying customers evening out in Manhattan", Rapaport tweeted Tuesday. You come to work on Monday, 'Did you have sex on Friday?' You break it up. I said a stupid thing, but I said it in the midst of the crew, and they said their stupid things. He noted that the film they were gathering to discuss, "Wag The Dog", dealt with sexual misconduct by a powerful man.

Oliver doesn't agree with Hoffman, either, saying, "I gotta say, I don't love that response either". - Hoffman "It doesn't seem self-reflective in the way the situation demands".

"Do you believe this stuff you read?"

"I believe what she wrote, yes".

Some people in the crowd didn't appreciate what John Oliver was trying to do, and one point a voice in the crowd can be heard saying "move on!"