The Swamp In Hollywood

2017_10 22 LAT James Toback

During these meetings, many of the women said, Toback boasted of sexual conquests with the famous and then asked humiliating personal questions. How often do you masturbate? How much pubic hair do you have? He’d tell them, they said, that he couldn’t properly function unless he “jerked off” several times a day. And then he’d dry-hump them or masturbate in front of them, ejaculating into his pants or onto their bodies and then walk away. Meeting over.

The women’s accounts portray James Toback as a man who, for decades, sexually harassed women he hired, women looking for work and women he just saw on the street. The vast majority of these women — 31 of the 38 interviewed — spoke on the record. The Times also interviewed people that the women informed of the incidents when they occurred.

Toback’s film credits include The Big Bang (1989 Writer/Director) which he says was inspired by his “epiphany” that the origin of the cosmos was an “orgasmic explosion of God.”



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2 responses to “The Swamp In Hollywood

  1. chrissythehyphenated

    A fifth woman has come forward accusing Roman Polanski of sexual assault. She says she was 10 when it happened. I can’t help wondering if Whoopi “it wasn’t rape rape” Goldberg and Meryl “standing ovation” Streep are embarrassed yet.


  2. AKA, business as usual. The casting couch has been derided (rightly so) for generations. Shakespeare said what actors are. Vain, shallow, insipid, sheep. But, who’s fault is is? Who took someone who may have been normal and turned them into predators? Fans did. Stop worshiping actors, politicians, and other entertainers and they act like they were normal. Well, almost.

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