Director and writer James Toback, 72, has been accused of sexual harassment and assault by dozens, possibly hundreds, of women over a period that goes back to the 1980s.
Many of the women said that he would pretend to be interviewing or auditioning them, then ask them explicit questions about their sex lives and end up pleasuring himself in front of them, groping them and even ejaculating onto their bodies, according to the report.
How many women have come forward?
In the initial report in the Los Angeles Times earlier this week, 38 women had allegations against Toback, with 31 of them speaking on the record. Since the story was published, the L.A. Times reports that more than 200 more women have contacted them with stories.
While most of the allegation stories have not yet been verified, the Los Angeles Police Department has also received “numerous” phone calls related to Toback since the story broke.
If you’re losing count, you’re not alone …
These accusations are only the latest bombshell report to hit Hollywood in recent weeks. The entertainment industry is still contending with allegations that Harvey Weinstein harassed and assaulted actresses during his long career as a producer, often using the pretext of a party or an audition to get them alone.