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Essential California: Sexual harassment allegations grow in Hollywood and beyond

Essential California: Sexual harassment allegations grow in Hollywood and beyond

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Monday, Oct. 23, and here’s what’s happening across California:

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A director’s long trail of allegations

Thirty-eight women have come forward to accuse writer-director James Toback of sexual harassment. In a hotel room, a movie trailer, a public park, meetings framed as interviews or auditions quickly turned sexual, according to the women who in separate interviews told the Los Angeles Times of...

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