Grey’s Anatomy’s Ellen Pompeo details her audition with disgraced director James Toback
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Grey’s Anatomy’s Ellen Pompeo details her audition with disgraced director James Toback

Star of hit medical drama Grey’s Anatomy, Ellen Pompeo has revealed how director James Toback tried to harass her as well.

tv Updated: Nov 07, 2017 13:53 IST
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Ellen Pompeo is famous for playing Meredith Grey on Grey’s Anatomy.

Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo is the latest actor to reveal that she faced sexual harassment at the hands of director James Toback.

Toback, an Oscar nominated director, has been accused of sexual harassment by more than 200 women in Hollywood following an expose in the Los Angeles Times.

“I actually did have a situation with James Toback where I kind of told him to go (expletive) himself,” Pompeo told USA Today.

Beverly Hills police say they're investigating complaints against film mogul Harvey Weinstein and writer-director James Toback, who've been the subjects of sexual harassment allegations. The Police Department acknowledged on October 31 that it's received multiple complaints against the two men. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

“It was held in a public place and I brought a man--my friend Tony. And he didn’t like that at all. And I could tell that. I could tell instantly that he was, like, no good. The minute my friend left, he asked me if I would get naked in a movie. And I was like, ‘Really, dude? My friend has been missing all of 30 seconds and now you say that? I kind of laughed in his face,” she said.

Toback has been accused of sexual misconduct by actors like Selma Blair, Rachel McAdams and Julianne Moore.

Pompeo’s “Grey’s Anatomy” co-star Caterina Scorsone also detailed the harassment she experienced at the hands of Toback during an audition.

Pompeo also met Harvey Weinstein but said she did not face any unwanted attention from the Hollywood producer, who stands accused of sexual harassment, assault and rape by numerous women. He has denied any allegation of sexual assault.

“I met with Harvey at the Peninsula and he didn’t try anything on me. I was very lucky. I escaped those clutches,” she said.

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First Published: Nov 07, 2017 13:53 IST