Julianne Moore and Natalie Morales came forward recently to accuse James Toback of sexual misconduct amid the salacious accusations levied against prominent workers in the Hollywood community. As you may already know, the LA Times published a report alleging that over thirty women have accused the director of harassment.
The 56-year-old actress used her Twitter account to share, “#JamesToback approached me in the 1980’s on Columbus with the same language – wanted me to audition, come to his apartment.”
According to Moore, one month later he tried the same tactic, and she said, “Don’t you remember, you did this before?” In the story published by the news organization, Starr Rinaldi opened up about a time when Toback allegedly “lured” her to secluded areas for her to “audition.”
She claimed that Toback “always wanted me to read for him” in a private secluded area such as a hotel or in his apartment. Starr continued, stating that the experience was a testament to how serious she was about her craft.
Despite the number of accusations against the director, he has vehemently denied all of them stating that he hardly remembers the women in question and if he did meet them it must’ve been for five minutes or less.
Morales, 45, who is currently the host of the Today show, claimed that Toback approached her in New York City’s Central Park for an “audition.” According to the host, he claimed, “If you want to be in the movie, you’ve got to be willing to show yourself.”
These allegations come not long after over fifty women accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct over the course of his thirty-year career. Many A-list celebrities spoke out against him including Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ryan Gosling, and even Leonardo DiCaprio.