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Veteran voice coach Peter Rofé has been accused of sexual misconduct by 16 women in a new report from CNN.
Rofé, who coaches aspiring voiceover actors, was accused of exposing himself, groping and encouraging women to strip during his training sessions. The dates of the alleged incidents range from 2000 to 2017.
Rofé is a respected figure in the industry, often recommended by agencies and fellow voice actors. The women accusing Rofé came together following a comment left on Rofé’s Yelp page by Samantha Shulman, who claims Rofé “took his penis out” after commenting on how her voice excited him. Shulman used the #MeToo hastag in her comment on Rofé’s page, catching the attention of other former students who began posting their experiences with Rofé on Facebook. They soon started an email chain among themselves and eventually formed a private Facebook group, dubbed “The No Fun Club,” which now has almost 30 members.
Among the accusations against Rofé, five women claim he groped their breasts or tried to kiss them while they read lines, while three women claim Rofé masturbated in front of them.
Rofé declined to comment to CNN on the claims, but his legal representative denied them.
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