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Los Angeles prosecutors reject 5 cases against James Toback

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2014 file photo, James Toback, screenwriter of the original "The Gambler" and executive producer of the new re-make arrives at the premiere of the film at AFI Fest 2014 in Los Angeles. Los Angeles prosecutors are declining to bring criminal charges against Toback in five investigations it has reviewed. The Oscar-nominated writer-director has been accused of sexual misconduct by dozens of women. Documents released Monday, April 9, 2018, by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office state the statute of limitations in all of the cases had expired. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
April 09, 2018 - 1:51 PM

Los Angeles prosecutors are declining to bring criminal charges against writer and director James Toback in five investigations they have reviewed. The Oscar-nominated writer-director has been accused of sexual misconduct by dozens of women.

Documents released Monday by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said the statute of limitations in all of the cases had expired.

One of the women told police that Toback had pushed her against the wall and asked her to have sex with him after a dinner in 1978. When she refused, he drove her home and she said he exposed himself in the car.

Other victims reported that Toback had forcibly kissed them and rubbed his genitals on them.

Toback, who was nominated for an Oscar for writing "Bugsy," has vehemently denied the allegations.

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