According to the latest revelations reported by the Los Angeles Times, Toback behaved in a sexually inappropriate manner toward 38 women. Many victims claim that the writer approached them on the streets of NYC, usually in Manhattan. According to their statements, he was name-dropping and promising them stardom. But all these conversations only resulted in dry-humping and Toback masturbating in front of them and then walking away. Also, the victims say they were asked humiliating personal questions.
James Toback is also accused of decades of sexual misconduct towards the women he hired. The Twitter hashtag campaign #MeToo revealed a galaxy of women who had suffered at the hands of Toback. The majority of the women interviewed by the LA Times (31 of the 38) spoke on the record, the newspaper says.
The famous writer/director is now 72, just like his contemporary Harvey Weinstein. They are both men of solid reputation. Toback's career includes such movies as "The Private Life of a Modern Woman" with Sienna Miller, which premiered at this year's Venice Film Festival, The Gambler, Bugsy and others.
Toback has refuted all the accusations, saying that he did not recall all these women. According to him, he had never met them or if he did, it was a "five minute" meetings with "no recollection." He also insisted that it was "biologically impossible" for him to demonstrate such behavior towards women.