HOLLYWOOD—In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault revelations, Hollywood director and writer James Toback, who has directed films like “Black And White,” and “Two Girls And A Guy” has been accused of sexual harassment by 40 women, in a recent study done by The Los Angeles Times. Toback was nominated for a Best Original Screenplay Oscar for the 1991 film “Bugsy.”
According to reports, Toback, who had a fetish of walking up to young women and asking them if they wanted to play a role in his upcoming film, had a tendency to later meet up with these same women in a hotel room, privately, and start random conversations about “masturbation.” The conversations were followed with a specific solicitation of sexual nature. Toback would request to be fondled on the nipple, while rubbing himself on the leg of the victim.
Thirty-one of the forty victims whom have been interviewed, have opened-up their identities to the public, but some have not yet publicly disclosed their identity.
On Twitter, “Echo Danon,” an aspiring actress, noted, “If you were involved in Film Business in the ‘90’s, you knew that Harvey Weinstein was a sexual predator. Another one was James Toback.”
Another victim, Kelley Raleigh, tweeted, “I have my own story about James Toback from when I was 18. It’s vile and disgusting. He was around 50 at the time.”
Toback has denied having sexual encounters with any of the women, stating that his heart condition and diabetes incapacitate him from taking on the specified actions.