Prosecutors in Los Angeles are reviewing five criminal cases regarding allegations of sexual misconduct filed against filmmaker James Toback.
Over 300 women, including Rachel McAdams, Selma Blair, and Julianne Moore, have come forward with sordid tales of purported encounters with the writer/director following the initial publication of a Los Angeles Times expose in October (17), shortly after movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual harassment and assaults were detailed in New York Times and New Yorker articles.
At the time, Toback slammed the claims, insisting they were all bogus, but a number of women subsequently filed police complaints against the Oscar-nominated Bugsy writer.
Now the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office spokesman Greg Risling has confirmed that authorities are weighing charges in two cases submitted by Los Angeles investigators, and a further three by cops in Beverly Hills, reports The Associated Press.
Many of the women who spoke out about their alleged exchanges with Toback claimed the 73-year-old promised to turn them into stars in exchange for sexual favors.