Writer and director James Toback has been accused of being a Hollywood creep by 38 women.
After Harvey Weinstein and Roy Price at Amazon (and others), we now have another accused Hollywood creep. James Toback is denying all harassment so we’ll have to see how things work out. But once again there seem to be widespread rumors in circulation that no one wanted to investigate to confirm or deny.
This is how James Toback behaves according to his own testimony. Watch the video and then read about the accusations.
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The Associated Press reports, “38 accuse writer/director James Toback of sexual harassment.”
Writer and director James Toback, who received an Oscar nomination for writing “Bugsy,” has been accused of sexual harassment by 38 women in a report published Sunday in The Los Angeles Times.
In the report, many of the women allege that Toback approached them on the streets of New York City and promised stardom. His meetings would often end with sexual questions and Toback masturbating in front of them or dry-humping them, according to the accounts.
The 72-year-old denied the allegations to The Los Angeles Times, saying he never met any of the women, or if he had it “was for five minutes and (I) have no recollection.”
Thirty-one of the women spoke on the record including Louise Post, who is a guitarist and vocalist for the band Veruca Salt, and “As the World Turns” actress Terri Conn.
Actress Echo Danon recalled an incident on the set of his film “Black and White” where Toback put his hands on her and said that he would ejaculate if she looked at his eyes and pinched his nipples.
“Everyone wants to work, so they put up with it,” Danon told the Times. “That’s why I put up with it. Because I was hoping to get another job.”
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