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Dustin Hoffman

Bill Murray defends Hoffman over harassment allegations

Appearing on the same stage where months earlier Dustin Hoffman faced repeated questions about alleged sexual harassment, Bill Murray praised the actor as a "really decent person."

"Dustin Hoffman is a great man," Murray said Wednesday night at Manhattan's 92nd Street Y. "He's crazy, a 'Borscht Belt' flirt, has been his whole life. (But) he's a really sweet man."

Murray was interviewing his former agent, Michael Ovitz, whose memoir has just been published. Murray and Hoffman were Ovitz clients when they worked together in the 1982 film "Tootsie."

During an event last December at the Y, Hoffman was chastised by interviewer John...