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Dozens of Women Accuse Director James Toback of Sexual Harassment

22 October 2017 9:17 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Oscar-nominated writer-director James Toback has been accused of sexually harassing at least 38 women stemming back to at least the 1980s.

A Los Angeles Times report explains that while some of the women were looking for work in the entertainment industry at the time of the alleged incidents, others were simply women Toback approached. 31 of the women agreed to speak on the record, and they all detailed various incidents in which Toback allegedly made lewd suggestions, steered conversations into sexually explicit territory, and in the worst instances, rubbed against them until he ejaculated into his pants or on their bodies.

“The way he presented it, it was like, ‘This is how things are done,’” actress Adrienne Lavalley said of a 2008 hotel room encounter that ended with Toback trying to rub his crotch against her leg. When she recoiled, he stood up and ejaculated in his pants. “I felt like a prostitute, an utter disappointment to myself, »

- Erin Nyren and Rebecca Rubin

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Vegas Police Describe Harrowing Minutes Getting in Gunman's Room During Mass Shooting — and the 'Eerie' Scene Inside

9 October 2017 10:33 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Guns — “so many guns” — were among the first things police saw last weekend after they breached the room in the Mandalay Bay casino where Stephen Paddock had, minutes earlier, been raining down bullets on a nearby concert crowd.

“So many guns, so many magazines, stacks and stacks of magazines everywhere,” Las Vegas police officer Dave Newton told CBS News’ 60 Minutes on Sunday.

Newton, along with Sgt. Joshua Bitsko and detectives Casey Clarkson and Matthew Donaldson, all with Vegas police, appeared on 60 Minutes to detail their rapid response to the mass shooting on Oct. 1 at the Route 91 Harvest festival.

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- Adam Carlson

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Welcome to Hell: Close-Up on Camilo Restrepo's "Impression of a War"

17 August 2017 3:54 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Close-Up is a feature that spotlights films now playing on Mubi. Camilo Restrepo's Impression of a War (2015), is showing from August 10 - September 9, 2017 in most countries around the world as part of our Direct from Locarno series. “Why, why, why!” screamed a woman as she tore at the twisted and charred wreckage of a car in the hope of finding the body of her young daughter, whom she had left inside. The force of the blast hurled the remains of the vehicle into the front of a furniture store.—The New York Times, April 16, 1993In any event, ordinary Colombians celebrated the tenth anniversary of the slaying of their most famous billionaire criminal with little optimism that the car-bombings would ever cease. While the Colombian army and rightwing militia persist in murdering trade unionists, oppositional journalists, and leaders of the legal Left, the corrupted guerillas of [the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia] defiantly maintain Escobar’s »

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24: Legacy 3:00-4:00 Pm Review

21 February 2017 7:26 AM, PST | | See recent LRM Online news »

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We open to Senator John Donovan questioning Nilaa about her involvement with the potential sleeper cell attacks. She has no idea who could be involved but swears it does not involve her. Watching from another room, Rebecca receives a call from Keith, who updates her on the loss of the list. Rebecca finishes the call, enters the room and informs them they are taking Nilaa to CTU for further interrogation. After their departure, John confides in his father Henry on how he feels about everything.

Angered over the loss of the Usb drive to Bin Khalid's terrorists, Eric Carter takes out his frustration on Ben. He pins Ben against the ambulance and puts the blame on whatever attack occurs on him, stating he will have contributed to the deaths of innocents. As they are separated, Ben swears to Carter that he can "make it right" before »

- Anthony Esteves

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