Julianne Moore has spoken out about an alleged unusual interplay with filmmaker James Toback.
The Oscar winner is reportedly considered one of over 200 ladies who’ve spoken out in opposition to the Bugsy screenwriter, 72, since Los Angeles Instances‘ bombshell report on Sunday, by which greater than 30 ladies got here ahead to accuse him of sexual misconduct.
Moore voiced her allegations through Twitter in two components on Tuesday, telling a narrative just like a few of these ladies within the Instances‘ report.
“#JamesToback approached me within the 80’s on Columbus Ave with the identical language – needed me to audition, come to his apt.,” the actress, 56, shared in her first message.
“I refused. One month later he did it once more with the EXACT similar language. I mentioned don’t u bear in mind u did this earlier than?”
The 200 extra accounts haven’t been verified, based on Whipp, however the majority cited Toback approaching ladies on the streets of Manhattan and providing an opportunity at an element in an upcoming film, with a variety of undesirable sexual advances and conduct.
“The ladies’s accounts painting James Toback as a person who, for many years, sexually harassed ladies he employed, ladies on the lookout for work and ladies he simply noticed on the road,” Whipp wrote in his preliminary report.
The ladies who’ve accused Toback vary from actresses to varsity college students, with incidents in lodge rooms, public parks, film trailers and elsewhere. Rumors of Toback’s sexual impropriety existed lengthy earlier than the Instances‘ bombshell report. In 2012, Gawker printed detailed tales exposing his alleged sexual misconducts. Additionally, final week author Sari Kamin posted an essay detailing her expertise of alleged harassment with Toback again in 2003.
Toback denied the allegations to the Instances saying that he by no means met “any of those ladies” and that his diabetes and a coronary heart situation make it “biologically unimaginable” for him to hold out the misconduct he’s accused of.
The allegations come on the heels of the Harvey Weinstein scandal. The film mogul has been accused of sexual misconduct previously couple weeks by greater than 40 ladies, together with a number of allegations of assault. (Weinstein has denied any allegations of non-consensual intercourse.)