In separate interviews with Vanity Fair, Blair and McAdams recounted their alleged experiences with Toback, whom they’d met in business meetings years ago.
McAdams, too, met with Toback under the guise that they’d be talking about work, in particular, a role in 2001’s “Harvard Man,” which Toback wrote.
To date, more than 200 women have accused Toback of inappropriate conduct, according to LA Times writer Glenn Whipp.
Toback told the paper he had never met any of the women – or if he did meet them, it “Was for five minutes and no recollection.” He said that for the last 22 years, it was “Biologically impossible” for him to take part in the behavior the women described in the article, saying he had diabetes and a heart condition requiring medication, the Los Angeles Times reported.
After the LA Times first wrote of multiple women sharing similar stories about Toback, “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn posted on his official Facebook page that when he was living in New York City in the 1990s, Toback “Was EVERYWHERE.”.
“He essentially goes up to women and says, ‘Hey, I’m James Toback, and I’m a famous director, and I feel like t’s a connection between us.’ Then he shows them some article on himself or some other artifact to prove he is who he is, and tries to get them to go somew else with him.”
“Today” cohost Natalie Morales wrote in a tweet that she, too, could be added to the list of women who allege run-ins with Toback.
“Exact same playbook by James Toback when I encountered him near Central Park.”.