Almost 200 More Women Have Come Forward with Stories About James Toback

Almost 200 More Women Have Come Forward with Stories About James Toback”

"#JamesToback approached me in the 80's on Columbus Ave with the same language - wanted me to audition, come to his apt", she wrote.

"I refused. One month later he did it again with the EXACT same language", she added.

"He told me he'd love nothing more than to masturbate while looking into my eyes", Louise Post, guitarist and vocalist for the rock band Veruca Salt, said.

Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn also responded to the accusations, saying that he knew of at least 15 women who had said Toback had harassed them, and that he had been warning women to avoid Toback for years.

Within two days those numbers swelled as more than 200 additional women contacted The Times and, in emails and phone calls, recalled encounters with Toback similar to those detailed in the story. In New York, the Manhattan district attorney also said women are being encouraged to call the office's sex crimes hotline in relation to Toback, who lives in New York. "I saw pretty quickly what he was up to", Morales wrote.

He said he had never met any of the women mentioned in the original LA Times story, and if he did, it "was for five minutes and [he has] no recollection".

A spokesperson for the Manhattan District Attorney's office said women are being encouraged to call the office's sex crimes hotline number in relation to Toback , who lives in NY.

The paper said that numerous new accounts were similar to those detailed in the first article, which alleged that Toback approached women in New York City and offered them roles in an forthcoming film before later behaving in an inappropriate manner towards them.

Other Toback accusers, like Moore and Morales, have shared their stories on social media using the hashtag #metoo - which has reached more than a million tweets since women began sharing their sexual harassment encounters amid the Harvey Weinstein scandal. That devastating new figure-200 women-is evidence of the domino effect now striking the entertainment industry in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, which has ushered in a new era of reckoning.

Toback, who has directed a dozen films, has not been a member of the Directors Guild of America since 2005.

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