John Oliver questions Dustin Hoffman over groping allegations

Comedian John Oliver pretty well nailed it while participating in a panel he was moderating about the 20th anniversary of the film “Wag the Dog” when he asked Hoffman about allegations that he groped a 17-year-old intern on the set.

Hoffman provided an explanation of how to apologize without admitting anything.

“I have the utmost respect for women and feel terrible that anything I might have done could have put her in an uncomfortable situation,” Hoffman said last month when the woman stepped forward. “I am sorry. It is not reflective of who I am.”

Oliver called that a cop out and he wasn’t any more patient about Hoffman’s questioning why it took a woman 40 years to come forward.

“I still don’t know who this woman is,” Hoffman said. “I never met her; if I met her, it was in concert with other people.”

“Do you believe this stuff you read?” Hoffman asked.

“Yes,” Oliver replied. “Because there’s no point in [an accuser] lying.”

“Well, there’s a point in her not bringing it up for 40 years,” Hoffman said.

“Oh, Dustin,” Oliver said.