(IndieWire) Richard Dreyfuss, best known for performances in “Jaws” and “Close in Encounters of the Third Kind,” has been accused of sexual harassment by Los Angeles-based writer Jessica Teich. The writer revealed in an interview with Vulture that Dreyfuss exposed himself to her in his trailer during a period of time when the two were working on the 1987 ABC comedy special “Funny, You Don’t Look 200: A Constitutional Vaudeville.” Dreyfuss was producing, co-writing, and hosting the event.
Teich came forward with her story about Dreyfuss after the actor tweeted in support of his son, Harry Dreyfuss, who told Buzzfeed that he was groped by Kevin Spacey when he was 18 years old. Richard Dreyfuss said he had never been more proud of his son for coming forward, to which Teich told Vulture: “When I read about his support for his son, which I would never question, I remember thinking, ‘But wait a minute, this guy harassed me for months.'”