38 Women Accuse Director James Toback of Sexual Harassment

At least 38 women came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct by director James Toback, the Los Angeles Times reported late Sunday. A whopping 31 of the women interviewed by the Times went on-record with their allegations, which portrayed Toback, 72, as “a man who, for decades, sexually harassed women he hired, women looking for work and women he just saw on the street.” The Oscar-nominated Bugsy writer denied the allegations, claiming he’d never met the accusers, and if he did, it “was for five minutes and [he has] no recollection.” He also claimed that it would have been “biologically impossible” for him to have engaged in some of the accusations—including masturbating in front of or onto the women—because, for the past few decades, he has battled diabetes and a heart condition requiring medication.