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On the Lot: Another serial sexual harasser is named




James Toback attends the premiere of the movie
James Toback attends the premiere of the movie "The Private Life of a Modern Woman" presented out of competition at the 74th Venice Film Festival on September 3, 2017 at Venice Lido. / AFP PHOTO / Filippo MONTEFORTE (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)
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The weather's hot, but one thing that wasn't this weekend was the box office.  The horror flick, "The Snowman," pretty much melted.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BF2Ksrxu_QY

And so did the disaster film, "Geostorm."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FStnSqKi9KI

But the big news in Hollywood today is a continuation of the story that broke two weeks ago. Harvey Weinstein isn't the only serial sexual harasser in town. Now, director James Toback is accused of several counts of sexual harassment.

Vanity Fair's Rebecca Keegan caught us up on the fallout with Toback. She said "38 women -- 30 of them speaking on the record -- tell pretty similar stories about interactions they had with Toback where he came onto them in public using his Hollywood credentials to lure them to private meetings." And it just kind of escalates from there, Keegan said.

The outing of Toback as a sexual harasser is a direct effect of the Weinstein story. LA Times Reporter Glen Whipp, who penned the article about Toback, told Keegan it was the #MeToo hashtag that initially brought this to his attention.

Also, a look at why "The Snowman" might have failed, despite having some big names behind it. And why are Netflix and Sean Penn at odds?

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