Director James Toback Accused of Sexual Harassment By More Than 30 Women

10/22/2017 10:35 AM PDT

Director James Toback Accused of Sexual Harassment by More Than 30 Women

Director James Toback -- famous for films like "Two Girls and a Guy" -- has been accused of sexual harassment by over 30 women ... this in the wake of Weinstein.

The Los Angeles Times posted the story Sunday, in which 38 women accuse Toback of decades-long sexual harassment ... much of it similar in nature to the accusations against Harvey Weinstein.

According to the report, Toback would bring young women into a private space on the pretense of audition talks or a promise of fame ... and then proceed to ask intimate questions. He'd then allegedly dry-hump them or masturbate in front of them.

As we've reported ... Weinstein's been accused of comparable behavior.

Toback has denied the allegations, saying he either never met any of the 30-plus women who've accused him ... or only had brief encounters with them. He also claimed to the Times he was medically incapable of such behavior, citing diabetes and a heart condition.

The director is best known for early films he did with Robert Downey Jr. such as 'Two Girls,' "The Pick-Up Artist," and "Black and White" ... as well as 2008's "Tyson," and 2014's "The Gambler."