Two friends went to see Richard Dreyfuss in the 2004 Broadway production of “Sly Fox,” and after the show, they were invited to visit the "Jaws" actor backstage, where he allegedly pawed at the women and “grabbed” one on her backside.
The women shared the photos with the New York Daily News. Dreyfuss is seen squeezing one of the women on her butt, and then wrapping his arms around her waist so one hand is touching her breasts while the other is extending down toward her crotch.
The woman explains, “The first thing he did was give me a hug, and he stuck his hand almost in the crack of my butt. He didn’t even give me any warning.
“Then he turned me around, and he grabbed me by the boob. And he grabbed right above my private area, lower than my midriff. Like he was tickling me. I was giggling, but not in a happy way. I was so nervous.
“I was so uncomfortable. It was such a weird, awkward feeling.”
The second woman said Dreyfuss ambushed her with a kiss on her cheek — another moment caught on camera.
"He kissed me without permission. I’m smiling in the photo, but it was a nervous smile. I didn’t know how to react. I was so surprised.
“I just remember it was creepy, weird and awkward. We were excited to go in there and meet him, and it wasn’t what we expected. It was a shock. I was surprised, I didn’t expect him to be that type of person. He was on both of us.”
Dreyfuss has not yet commented on the photos. The women finally decided to step forward after the #metoo movement created a more hospitable environment for women to talk about predatory behavior by powerful men. One woman was also upset when Dreyfuss denied exposing himself to writer Jessica Teich in 1987, a story that broke in November.
Source: NY Daily News