New Delhi: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ star Caterina Scorsone has joined the list of more than 300 women who have accused director James Toback of sexual harassment.
The 36-year-old actress took to her official Instagram page and slammed the director’s recent interview with a leading U.S. publication, where he denied all sexual harassment allegations against him.
Scorsone wrote, “I want to be clear that the predatory director I wrote about in the article I posted a few days back, was James Toback. The article was written 17 years ago. Many industry people knew about it and encouraged me to stay silent. I didn’t, and it directly affected my career. I stand with all the women who were brave enough to tell their stories. I also stand with all the women who don’t feel that they can speak up, even now. Let’s shine light into all the darkest corners.”
Few days back, Scorsone had shared an essay she wrote 17 years ago detailing her own experiences with sexual harassment as part of the “#metoo” movement online.
In the essay, she wrote that she endured sexual advances from a “fairly prominent director” when auditioning to be cast in a film.
After rejecting his advances, Scorscone shared she lost the role.
“After it was published, I quit the business in reaction to the veil of silence surrounding this issue,” the actress wrote on Instagram.
After finding support in “showrunners like Shonda Rhimes,” Scorscone felt safe to return to acting, for Rhimes was “an example of the good side of this industry.”
Apart from Scorsone, Rachel McAdams, Selma Blair and Julianne Moore have also publicly spoken out against Toback.
Toback has, however, denied all of the allegations. (ANI)