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Richard Dreyfuss Denies Years of Harassment and Exposing Himself to Journalist

Performer Richard Dreyfuss denied presenting his private parts to L.A.- based essayist Jessica Teich while the two were cooperating on a 1987 TV exceptional.

Teich, whom Dreyfuss employed to compose the content for the extraordinary Funny, You Don’t Look 200: A Constitutional Vaudeville, said the performing artist welcomed her to his trailer where he purportedly uncovered his penis.

“I strolled up the means into the trailer and turning towards my left … and he was at the back of the trailer, and just — his penis was out, and he kind of attempted to attract me near it,” Teich told Vulture. “He was hard. I recall my face being conveyed near his penis.”

“I can’t recall how my face drew near to his penis, however I do recollect that the thought was that I would give him a sensual caress. I didn’t, and I cleared out,” she told the outlet, taking note of that Dreyfuss made a few lewd gestures throughout the years they cooperated which “made an exceptionally unfriendly workplace, where I felt sexualized, externalized and risky.”

Actor Richard Dreyfuss, right, compares the profiles of director Steven Spielberg and the bust of Irving Thalberg after Spielberg was honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, for his work in the industry, March 30, 1987, in Los Angeles. Dreyfuss was a presenter during the ceremonies. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon)

Actor Richard Dreyfuss arrives at American Film Institute’s 44th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to John Williams at Dolby Theatre on June 9, 2016 in Hollywood, California. 26148_005 (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Turner)

 

Because of Teich’s claims, Dreyfuss “decidedly” denied ambushing his previous colleague and said he never presented himself to her. The Academy Award-champ, did, in any case, say he “turned into a butt hole” in the late 1970s, “played with every one of the ladies,” and conceded that he “was cleared up in a universe of VIP and medications.”

“I vehemently deny consistently ‘uncovering’ myself to Jessica Teich, whom I have considered a companion for a long time,” Dreyfuss said. “I flirted with her, and I attempted to kiss Jessica as a major aspect of what I thought was a consensual enticement custom that continued forever for a long time.”

“I am frightened and confused to find that it wasn’t consensual,” he proceeded. “I didn’t get it. It influences me to reassess each relationship I have ever thought was perky and common.”

Dreyfuss included:

At the tallness of my popularity in the late 1970s I turned into an asshole– the sort of performative manly man my dad had displayed for me to be. I lived by the proverb, “In the event that you don’t be a tease, you bite the dust.” And tease I did. I played with all ladies, be they on-screen characters, makers, or 80-year-old grandmas. I even played with the individuals who were beyond the field of play, similar to the spouses of some of my closest companions, which particularly revolts me. I slighted myself, and I affronted them, and disregarded my own morals, which I lament more profoundly than I can express. Amid those years I was cleared up in a universe of big name and medications – which are not pardons, just realities. From that point forward I have needed to reclassify being a man, and a moral man. I think each man on Earth has or should ponder this inquiry. In any case, I am not an assaulter.

Teich, in any case, was amazed by Dreyfuss’ disavowal.

“I regard that he’s endeavoring to think about it, and I lament that he’s not being absolutely genuine. Unfortunately, what I lament considerably more is I’ll always remember seeing his penis since I was so astounded to see it there,” she told Vulture. “The way that he can’t exactly recognize every last bit of it is reasonable. Yet, he absolutely recognizes that something happened, and he unquestionably recognizes that it may have been wrong now that he thinks back on it.”

The essayist said she was incited to approach with her story after Dreyfuss safeguarded his child, Harry Dreyfuss, who affirmed a week ago that he was attacked and grabbed by on-screen character Kevin Spacey.

Richard Dreyfuss is the most recent significant Hollywood figure blamed for sexual wrongdoing as of late, including Harvey Weinstein, Louis C.K., and Brett Ratner.