Bill Murray attends the premiere of "Isle of Dogs" at the Paramount Theatre during South By Southwest on March 17, 2018 in Austin, Texas. Murray recently defended Dustin Hoffman in the wake of several sexual assault and harassment allegations made against Hoffman. (Photo by Gary Miller/FilmMagic)

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Bill Murray Calls Dustin Hoffman a “Decent Person” in Aftermath of Harassment Allegations

Murray appeared on the same stage where John Oliver called out Hoffman last year.

Bill Murray defended Dustin Hoffman against several sexual assault and harassment allegations while appearing on stage at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. On the same stage last December, John Oliver repeatedly questioned Hoffman about an incident in which he allegedly groped a woman on the set of a TV movie.

Murray called Hoffman “a great man,” and continued, “He’s crazy, a ‘Borscht Belt’ flirt, has been his whole life.” Murray was appearing at the 92nd Street Y interviewing Michael Ovitz, the former agent of both Murray and Hoffman who just released a memoir.

A number of allegations against Hoffman came out last December. Consistent among many of them was Hoffman allegedly harassing and assaulting women on movie sets.

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