Then of course, there’s all the times Hoffman himself has admitted to sexually harassing women, notably with The Graduate costars Katherine Rose – (love interest Elaine) and Anne Bancroft (Mrs. Robinson). He groped both at different times during the movie.
At this point, it seems we are virtually inundated by allegations of sexual assault, some severe and some seemingly minor, so a quick reminder. Sexual assault or harassment of any kind can severely impact its victims. What may seem like a tiny thing to someone can inflict lasting psychological impact to others.
The allegations against Hoffman are just a reminder of how pervasive sexual harassment and assault are in our society and culture.