Julianne Moore got here ahead along with her personal tale about director James Toback, who’s been accused of sexual harassment via greater than 200 girls.
On Tuesday morning, the “Still Alice” megastar tweeted at journalist Glenn Whipp, who first reported the tale for the Los Angeles Times.
“James Toback approached me in the ’80s on Columbus Ave with the same language ― wanted me to audition, come to his [apartment],” she wrote.
“I refused. One month later he did it again with the EXACT same language,” she added. “I said don’t u remember u did this before?”
A rep for Moore didn’t straight away reply to HuffPost’s request for remark.
More than 30 girls to start with got here ahead with allegations in opposition to Toback in Whipp’s article, printed Sunday. Whipp stated Monday on Twitter that an extra 193 girls reached out to him to talk about the 72-year-old “Bugsy” screenwriter.
Reports of Toback’s alleged misconduct were swirling for the reason that past due ’80s, when Spy mag reported the director used to manner girls and brag about his Hollywood standing ahead of asking them to believe showing in his movies and welcoming them to fulfill him past due at night time.
Similar allegations have been reported via Gawker in 2008, 2010 and 2012.
Toback instructed HuffPost over the weekend that he’s “writing something” in keeping with the reviews, however didn’t supply additional in data. He didn’t reply at time of e-newsletter for additional touch upon Moore’s tweets.
Allegations in opposition to Toback surfaced within the wake of an identical reviews relating to Miramax co-founder Harvey Weinstein. Weinstein, like Toback, has been accused of sexually harassing ratings of ladies, a lot of whom he labored with. Weinstein additionally faces extra severe allegations of rape from a couple of girls, together with Italian actress Asia Argento, who got here ahead along with her tale in an editorial printed via The New Yorker.
Toback and Weinstein now to find themselves amongst a listing of different males within the trade, together with Harvey’s brother Bob and Amazon Studios head Roy Price, who’ve additionally been accused of sexual harassment.
CORRECTION: An previous model of this put up incorrectly mentioned James Toback directed “Bugsy.” However, Toback wrote the screenplay and Barry Levinson directed.