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James Toback’s harsh rant against sexual harassment accusers: They’re a lying co**su**er, a c**t, or both

Filmmaker James Toback, who has been accused by over 200 women of sexual misconduct, has delivered a definitive denial against the allegations.

hollywood Updated: Oct 28, 2017 13:45 IST
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James Toback attends the premiere of the movie The Private Life of a modern Woman presented out of competition at the 74th Venice Film Festival at Venice Lido.
James Toback attends the premiere of the movie The Private Life of a modern Woman presented out of competition at the 74th Venice Film Festival at Venice Lido. (AFP)

Filmmaker James Toback, who has been accused by over 200 women of sexual misconduct, has delivered a definitive denial against the allegations. In an interview to Rolling Stone, he said that anyone who’d accused him of such behaviour was either “a lying cocks****r or c**t or both.”

He ranted on, “Anyone who says that, I just want to spit in his or her f***ing face.” Toback insisted that he’d never offered parts to young actors unless he felt they absolutely deserved it. When he was informed that hundreds of women have come forward with detailed accounts of his methods - his modus operandi involved him telling aspiring actors that he’s a famous Hollywood player, and usually ended with him rubbing up against them in a sexual manner - he vehemently denied it.

Toback reeled them in with boasts about his movie career and connections and with claims he could make them a star, according to their accounts to the Los Angeles Times. But in meetings framed as interviews or auditions, he allegedly would turn disturbingly personal, with questions veering to masturbation and pubic hair, the Times said. (AFP)

When Toback asked the Rolling Stone reporter to name one accuser, he named two. Toback denied knowing either of them.”I find it offensive and insulting and disgusting,” he said.

He even put actor Sienna Miller on the line, but that conversation was off the record. Toback recently directed the actor in his new film.

The first accusations against Toback, known for his Oscar-nominated screenplay for Bugsy, came in a Los Angeles Times article, a few weeks after the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Recently, actors Rachel McAdams and Selma Blair recounted their stories of being harassed by Toback.

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