James Toback, director of Tyson and Black And White, has been accused of sexual harassment by 38 women, according to an article in yesterday's Los Angeles Times. The claims are remarkably similar in nature and allege that the director approached women in New York, persuaded them to accompany him to secluded places for auditions, then asked them explicit sexual questions and proceeded to masturbate in front of them.
Toback, 72, denies all the claims, saying that he doesn't remember meeting any of the women. He asserted that health issues would have made it impossible for him to behave as described.
Toback was proud of his flirtatiousness and titled a film based on his own life The Pick-Up Artist. He also directed 2013 documentary Seduced And Abandoned, which sets out to expose the way films are made and is rife with casual sexism, including a deeply uncomfortable...
This report reveals that James Toback would often approach women he saw on the street or other places in public, and introduce himself as a film director, mentioning some of his projects, including the Oscar nomination he received for writing the Best Picture nominee Bugsy. The director
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,
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The truck slipped out of my hand, and my momentum carried me quite a bit before I came to a stop.
I was fortunate my clothing protected most of me. Unfortunately, most of me did not include my face. My head skidded face down. As a result, the sidewalk tore much of the skin off my face.
My mother had just learned to drive and wasn’t very good at it.
I didn’t help I was screaming and crying as was my sister. She was screaming and crying not so much because my face looked like it had been through a meat grinder but because my mother was screaming and crying.
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As part of Fusion TV’s new docuseries Outpost, Tyson, 50, flew out to Suriname with one of his 70+ birds to compete in a songbird contest. A long-running tradition in the country, these contests are all about testing a songbird’s chirping power. Feathered competitors get a set amount of time to chirp as much as possible, and the bird with the most chirps wins the match.
In Tyson’s round his bird got out an impressive 107 notes, but was beaten by the contest’s champion,
The goal, as noted in a Variety article, is to produce at least two videos for Tyson’s channel each month. Shots is galvanized by the success the former boxer has seen on YouTube in 2017. In January, he starred alongside another Shots client, ex-Vine standout Rudy Mancuso, in a video that received more than 2.1 million views. Four days later, the first video on Tyson’s channel, in which he performed a dis rap while other performers lip synced along to the words, also cracked two million hits.
Since retiring from boxing in 2006, Tyson has managed to establish himself as an entertainer thanks to a few memorable roles. He
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