Both actresses have said the assaults took place when they were at the beginning of their careers and were offered a role in the upcoming movie Harvard Man - which came out in 2001 and ended up starring Sarah Michelle Gellar and Joey Lauren Adams.Selma Blair and Rachel Mc Adams have both come forward in interviews with Vanity Fair to say they were harassed at the hands of the 72-year-old after being invited to an audition for the film Harvard Man at his hotel room Both told Vanity Fair that they decided to come forward about their experiences after reading the confessions of other women, and after watching Toback vehemently deny all of the allegations.That night he called to invite her to his hotel, and though she didn't want to go, she claims he told her this was the only opportunity because he was going out of town early the next morning.Once she got there it was a matter of minutes before the conversation turned sexual, the Mean Girl and Notebook actress claimed. I have masturbated countless times today thinking about you since we met at your audition."' she says he told her.She said no, and eventually was able to excuse herself, but she said she felt like she was in the room 'forever.''This has been such a source of shame for me - that I didn't have the wherewithal to get up and leave,' she said.'I was very lucky that I left and that he didn't actually physically assault me in any way.' That night he called to invite her to his hotel, and when she was there she said he said he has masturbated to her and asked to see her pubic hair.Though he agreed to meet there, when Blair arrived she said a hostess came over to her and told her that Toback couldn't come downstairs and that she should meet him upstairs in his hotel room.
Mc Adams came forward about the 'bad memory' because she said she thinks some good can come from it Toback denied the allegations as soon as they came out, but also went so far as to claim he has never met any of the then-38 accusers.
I do it all the time, I know people.' Though she was nervous, she said she really thought he would end up being her mentor.
About 40 minutes into the meeting, Blair said Toback told her to take her clothes off and 'do this monologue naked.' 'I said, "why would my character need to be naked? 'He said, "Because I need to see how your body moves. This is where I start training you."'She expressed that she was uncomfortable, but she said he continued to coax her and told her that it wasn't a come on, and that he 'wanted to make me a good actress.' So she took off her top, which only made her feel embarrassed and ashamed.
She said no, and eventually was able to excuse herself, but she said she felt like she was in the room 'forever'.
Mc Adams is pictured at the Avalon Hollywood in 2004 Selma Blair's experience with the director was similar, and made her feel 'powerless and scared.' The 45-year-old said she met Toback when she was still a budding young actress and her representatives set up a meeting between the two.