Saturday, April 20, 2024

Hollywood Scuffle: John Oliver Attacks Dustin Hoffman Over Sexual Misconduct Charges at “Wag the Dog” Anniversary Panel


Thanks to Steve Zeitchik of the Washington Post and others who are down at an anniversary screening of Barry Levinson’s “Wag the Dog.” This is happening in NY right now at the Tribeca Film Center.

At a panel discussion moderated by John Oliver with Levinson, Robert DeNiro and Dustin Hoffman, Oliver has apparently broken the conversation to attack Hoffman over sexual misconduct charges. It sounds wild. Zeitchik and some others are Tweeting out the extraordinary story as it unravels in real time.



Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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