38 women spoke out about their alleged encounters with Hollywood director, James Toback.
In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein allegations, dozens of women have come forward with stories of their own. This time, nearly 40 women have spoken up against Hollywood director James Toback.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Toback is accused of luring women into "a hotel room, a movie trailer, a public park, meetings framed as interviews or auditions quickly turned sexual."
38 women spoke with the publication, with 31 going on the record about their alleged encounters with Toback. Most told a similar story, saying he "boasted of sexual conquests with the famous and then asked humiliating personal questions." Read the report in full here.
Toback is known for his work directing movies like "Two Girls and a Guy" and scored an Oscar nomination for writing "Bugsy."
Toback denies all claims, telling the LA Times he had never met any of these women or, if he did, it "was for five minutes and have no recollection." He also it would be "biologically impossible" for him to do what he's been accused of, due to a heart condition and diabetes.
One of his alleged victims, Adrienne LaValley, said he attempted to rub his genitals against her leg and ejaculated in his pants. I felt like a prostitute, an utter disappointment to myself, my parents, my friends. And I deserved not to tell anyone," she said.
Some of Weinstein's biggest opposers - including Rose McGowan and Asia Argento - and others in Hollywood took to Twitter to further rail on the director and stand behind his victims:
and all the sacks of shit that help them https://t.co/aivUBte0Da— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 22, 2017
James Toback damn you for stealing, damn you for traumatizing. https://t.co/rLpboMcIMT— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 22, 2017
So proud of my sisters for bringing down yet another pig: James Toback https://t.co/73xLVU3FVY— Asia Argento (@AsiaArgento) October 22, 2017
I had no idea James Toback objectified women until i watched like any of his movies from the past 20 years— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) October 22, 2017
Long overdue for this well known sack of shit: https://t.co/WcULIz43zF— Anthony Bourdain (@Bourdain) October 22, 2017
Beyond disgusting. Basically this guy is a predator using his film career as little more than bait. Repulsive. https://t.co/UEsjEijMb9— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) October 22, 2017
One of the main jobs of a director is to create a safe environment for the actors. James Toback is a disgrace. https://t.co/pxLFmBrUJ0— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) October 22, 2017
Screenwriter/director James Toback is a predator of the lowest order. 38 courageous women speak out against him. https://t.co/OTL2I10IfX— Scott Derrickson (@scottderrickson) October 22, 2017