In June 2018, Dreyfuss slammed the Australian talk show The Project in regards to how he was interviewed. In the interview, Dreyfuss was asked by panellist Lisa Wilkinson his experience of the Me Too movement and an allegation of inappropriate sexual behaviour made against him on November 7, 2017. Dreyfuss later appeared on rival network Nine show Today Extra reading on-air for several minutes a statement saying "I was mugged the other night in Sydney, Australia. Not by a petty thief but by the host and hostesses of a talk show called The Project. " He said that he and another guest Kathleen Turner were promised a "light and friendly chat" but soon changed to questions about the current state of Hollywood. A statement from Network Ten to news. com. au claimed that Dreyfuss had not been misled and that an interview brief had been provided three days prior. Wilkinson released a statement saying that Dreyfuss had not been "ambushed" or "mugged" and warned that she had the email chain to prove it, further stating "As a journalist I make no apology for courteously asking an entirely legitimate question about a subject you had spoken of before and which has generated more headlines than anything you've done in the last 20 years. "
Richard Stephen Dreyfuss ( / ˈ d r aɪ f ə s / ; né Dreyfus ;  born October 29, 1947) is an American actor best known for starring in popular films during the 1970s through 1990s, including American Graffiti , Jaws , Stand by Me , Close Encounters of the Third Kind , Down and Out in Beverly Hills , The Goodbye Girl , Stakeout , Always , What About Bob? and Mr. Holland's Opus .
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