Director James Toback
Accused of Sexual Harassment
By Over 30 Women
10/22/2017 10:35 AM PDT
Director James Toback — famous for films like “Two Girls and a Guy” — has been accused of sexual harassment by over 30 women … this in the wake of Weinstein.
The Los Angeles Times posted the story Sunday, in which 38 women accuse Toback of decades-long sexual harassment … much of it similar in nature to the accusations against Harvey Weinstein.
According to the report, Toback would bring young women into a private space on the pretense of audition talks or a promise of fame … and then proceed to ask intimate questions. He’d then allegedly dry-hump them or masturbate in front of them.
As we’ve reported … Weinstein’s been accused of comparable behavior.
Toback has denied the allegations, saying he either never met any of the 30-plus women who’ve accused him … or only had brief encounters with them. He also claimed to the Times he was medically incapable of such behavior, citing diabetes and a heart condition.
The director is best known for early films he did with Robert Downey Jr. such as ‘Two Girls,’ “The Pick-Up Artist,” and “Black and White” … as well as 2008’s “Tyson,” and 2014’s “The Gambler.”