Another Hollywood Figure Is Facing Dozens Of Sexual Harassment Claims

Arnold Nichols
October 24, 2017

More than thirty different women have accused director James Toback of sexual harassment according to a report published by The Los Angeles Times.

Another woman, actress Terri Conn, told NBC News that when she met Toback on a Manhattan street in 1999, he approached her with a similar pitch. But the encounters would quickly turn sexual as the director asks the women inappropriate questions such as, "How often do you masturbate?" the report stated.

The Italian actress Asia Argento, one of women who accuse Weinstein of sexual abuse and, in particular, of rape, has written on Twitter after publication of report: Very proud of my sisters to bring down anor pig: James Toback.

Contacted by the Los Angeles Times, James Toback has denied these accusations, ensuring never having met these women, or " for five minutes, and without having any memory of it ". He also said it was "biologically impossible" for him to engage in the described behavior, due to medication he was taking.


The latest scandal erupted two weeks ago, after The New York Times reported that Weinstein had been accused of sexually harassing women for decades. "I felt like a prostitute, an utter disappointment to myself, my parents, my friends", LaValley added. "And I deserved not to tell anyone", she said. "You got Toback-ed, '" Karen Sklaire, a NY drama teacher, actor and playwright who said a 1997 meeting with Toback ended with him grinding against her leg, told the Los Angeles Times. "He always wanted me to read for him in a hotel or come back to his apartment, like, 'How serious are you about your craft?'" For Louise Post-today the singer and guitarist for indie rock band Veruca Salt, but in 1987, when Toback allegedly told her he'd like to masturbate in front of her, just a college student at Barnard-Weinstein's public fall from grace forced her to face that part of her past. "And the awful thing is, whichever road you choose, whether you sleep with him or walk away, you're still broken". The 72-year-old Oscar nominee allegedly preyed on young women and promised them a fulfilling career in exchange for sexual favors.

"It's important to say, I don't have any firsthand information about any of this", wrote "Guardians of the Galaxy" director James Gunn in a post on Facebook.

Weinstein, who is reported to have checked himself into a rehab program in Arizona for sexual addicts, insists all his sexual encounters have been consensual. "I am really uncomfortable", she replied.

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