Hooray for Hollywood, right?
LAT: More than 30 women come forward to accuse director James Toback of sexual harassment https://t.co/fRPKXA11LQ
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) October 22, 2017
From the Los Angeles Times:
During these meetings, many of the women said, Toback boasted of sexual conquests with the famous and then asked humiliating personal questions. How often do you masturbate? How much pubic hair do you have? He’d tell them, they said, that he couldn’t properly function unless he “jerked off” several times a day. And then he’d dry-hump them or masturbate in front of them, ejaculating into his pants or onto their bodies and then walk away. Meeting over.
The women’s accounts portray James Toback as a man who, for decades, sexually harassed women he hired, women looking for work and women he just saw on the street. The vast majority of these women — 31 of the 38 interviewed — spoke on the record. The Times also interviewed people that the women informed of the incidents when they occurred.
Way to go, America’s moral compass.
I'm starting to think the "swamp" is in Hollywood!
— Kate (@Lessafetoday08) October 22, 2017
Congratulations James Toback, you’ve finally become (in)famous
— Paul Witham (@pwitham11) October 22, 2017
Full transparency, this editor hadn’t heard of Toback except in passing until reading this.
Probably not the best way to gain fame, James.
The flood gates have opened. Let's drag it all into the light.
— Jean (@setislady) October 22, 2017
It certainly seems that way.
Um, about time. I don’t know anyone that didn’t know about Toback. He famously walked around U Square & solicit actresses to “ audition “.
— Terry Kinney (@RealTerryKinney) October 22, 2017
And THAT’S almost as bad as the actual harassment and assault, that people in Hollywood KNEW this was going on (with multiple directors it seems) and did NOTHING.
Another Domino falls
— ToSaveEvenOne (@kam6617) October 22, 2017
Let’s hope they keep falling.
disgusting ….these men can only get a woman because of power and money
— Ann (@polksaladannie2) October 22, 2017
Seems power and money go a long way in Hollywood and not in a good way.