HOLLYWOOD – The news that James Toback – director of The Pick Up Artist – allegedly harassed women on a regular basis rocked Tinsel Town yesterday.
The LA Times revealed film director James Toback to be engaging in creepy sexual harassment for decades. Following the Harvey Weinstein scandal, Toback is the latest Hollywood figure to be accused of serious and potentially criminal misbehavior. The screenwriter and director would, according to witnesses, approach them and say such stuff as ‘I’m James Toback, the film director’ and then show them clippings as proof. He would then attempt to arrange a meeting, ostensibly to talk about work but it would quickly turn inappropriate.
Hollywood insider Jimmy Janeck said:
This is unbelievable. The man who wrote and directed The Pick Up artist actually does this stuff! I knew about the Spy Magazine piece in the late eighties. And James Gunn has been talking about it for years, but I thought he was joking. Next you’ll be telling me Brett Ratner is… no, it’s just too disgusting to even think about.