In the Wake of revelations concerning the legendary Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein 38 women complained of sexual harassment by his colleagues in Hollywood – Director James Tabaka, 72 years old – the Creator of the film «Fingers», «Love and money», «mean» and «pick-up artist».
About it writes on Sunday, October 22, the newspaper The Los Angeles Times.
Tobak worked with such famous actors as Nastassja Kinski, Harvey Keitel, Rudolf Nureyev, Robert Downey Jr., Ornella Muti, Brooke shields, Claudia Schiffer and Mike Tyson. In 1989, he made a documentary The Big Bang, consisting of several interviews and philosophical thoughts of different people. This film was nominated in 1992 for «Oscar» in the category «Best screenplay».
The plaintiff, who was then about 20 years, argued that Tobac invited them to audition in your room, but a professional conversation very quickly rolled down to sex: the Director claimed that they have completely trust to take your clothes off and follow directions. Then masturbated in front of them and committed other indecent acts.
In order to inspire confidence in girls, Tabak talked about working with Hollywood stars and promised to turn them into celebrities.
Toback, who is married to Stephanie Kempf, strongly rejects the allegations, arguing that he never met any of these women. In an interview with the Times, he, however, admitted that briefly saw them, but did not remember names.
In addition, he said that similar actions for him «impossible for biological reasons» in connection with diabetes and heart disease.