Meryl Streep says Hoffman grope claim was not accurate

Meryl Streep has said a 1979 article in which she claimed Dustin Hoffman groped her breast is inaccurate. 

The Time magazine article quoted the 68-year-old actress recalling her first meeting with Hoffman, 80, when she auditioned for a play he directed years earlier.

'He came up to me and said, "I'm Dustin—burp—Hoffman," and he put his hand on my breast,' Streep said. '"What an obnoxious pig", I thought.' 

Meryl Streep has said a 1979 article in which she claimed Dustin Hoffman (pictured) groped her breast is inaccurate

Meryl Streep has said a 1979 article in which she claimed Dustin Hoffman (pictured) groped her breast is inaccurate

The Time magazine article quoted the 68-year-old actress (pictured) recalling her first meeting with Hoffman, 80, when she auditioned for a play he directed years earlier

But when E!News contacted her about the account on Monday, her rep said the article was not an 'accurate rendering of that meeting.'

Streep's rep added: 'There was an offense and it is something for which Dustin apologized. And Meryl accepted that.'

Hoffman never publicly responded to the article. 

In his 2016 biography of Streep, author Michael Schulman wrote about more interactions between Streep and Hoffman.

He wrote that Hoffman slapped her in the face and taunted her about her boyfriend John Cazale who died of cancer to draw a reaction during an emotional scene for Kramer vs Kramer.

Kramer vs Kramer: Hoffman and Streep starred in the courtroom drama about the custody of a child

Kramer vs Kramer: Hoffman and Streep starred in the courtroom drama about the custody of a child

On set: Hoffman and Streep on Kramer vs Kramer, a few years after they first met

On set: Hoffman and Streep on Kramer vs Kramer, a few years after they first met

Hoffman has been accused of slapping Streep in the face and taunting her about her boyfriend John Cazale who died of cancer on set of Kramer Vs Kramer (pictured)

Hoffman has been accused of slapping Streep in the face and

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