Canadian actress Caterina Scorsone calls James Toback a predatory director

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first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Advertisement Canadian actress Caterina Scorsone is accusing writer-director James Toback of being “predatory.”On Oct. 16, the Grey’s Anatomy cast member posted an article to her Instagram account that she originally wrote 17 years ago, outlining a “very negative experience” during an audition for an unnamed American director who was shooting a movie in Canada.She has since posted that the alleged story involved Toback. Scorsone followed up on Instagram by saying she decided to connect the story to Toback after reading in Rolling Stone magazine that he denies all allegations of sexual misconduct that have been made against him. “I feel I must corroborate the stories of these women. I want to be clear that the predatory director I wrote about in the article I posted a few days back, was James Toback,” Scorsone wrote.She alleges that Toback wanted to meet her to discuss a role, so she arranged for it to happen “in a deliberately public place.” “It became immediately and alarmingly clear that there was a rider on my eligibility for the role, and that this rider was explicitly sexual in nature,” she alleges.Scorsone, a Toronto native who attended the U of T, said she told him bluntly, “I’m not going to have sex with you,” and didn’t end up getting the part.The two-time Gemini nominee, whose other credits include Private Practice, said many industry people knew about the incident and encouraged her to stay silent.Dozens of women, including actresses Selma Blair and Toronto native Rachel McAdams, have alleged that Toback sexually harassed or assaulted them.Toback has denied the allegations.THE CANADIAN PRESS Facebook Twitter Login/Register With: Actress Caterina Scorsone attends the premiere of Paramount Pictures and Pure Film Entertainment’s “Same Kind Of Different As Me” at Westwood Village Theatre on October 12, 2017 in Westwood, California. (ALBERTO E. RODRIGUEZ / GETTY IMAGES) LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img

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