This past weekend, a reporter from the LA Times, Glenn Whipp, published an exposé regarding the misconduct of director James Toback which initially involved thirty-different women who accused the Hollywood executive of harassment. Ever since the release of the original article, Whipp claims the number of accusers sits at two-hundred women.You can see the tweet below.
Unfortunately, for Rachel, she is one of them. In a report from the Vanity Fair, McAdams claimed Toback invited her for an audition for his film, Harvard Man, when she was 21-years-old.
McAdams claimed Toback told her to leave her phone number with his casting agent’s assistant, and he called her that night and invited her to his hotel.
According to the actress, she didn’t want to go, but Toback insisted because he “was leaving town the next morning.” However, when she arrived, Toback told her something incredibly unprofessional and sexual which freaked her out.
TOBACK UPDATE: Law enforcement getting involved, more than additional 200 women contact me with their stories. https://t.co/AMGZFdqurb
— Glenn Whipp (@GlennWhipp) October 24, 2017
He told her, “You know, I just have to tell you. I have masturbated countless times today thinking about you since we met at your audition.”
Additionally, James asked her how serious she is about being an actress and how brave she is as if sleeping with him was a testament to her passion for the art form.
Not long after, James went into the bathroom for awhile then came out and told Rachel that he masturbated while he was in there.
McAdams claimed the event terrified her and made her unable to sleep the same night. When she went back to speak with her agent about it, he knew about Toback’s history of harassing young actresses.
The part that shocked Rachel the most is that everyone knew about him, but nobody ever did anything about it. However, the 72-year-old director has denied all of the allegations against him. Furthermore, the director says it has been “biologically impossible” for him to assault any of the women because for twenty-two years he has had a heart condition as well as diabetes.