Natasha Leggero reveals James Toback harrassed her, too #MeToo

Natasha Leggero, eight months pregnant with her first child with husband Moshe Kasher, appeared last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote the third season of Another Period, which premieres on Comedy Central next Tuesday.

When Leggero jokingly mentioned not naming the baby Harvey Weinstein, Kimmel asked if she, too, has a #MeToo story.

“Every woman has!” Leggero replied. “Sexual harassment happens so much to women that maybe I should lay down now. Sexual harassment happens so much I actually forget I was sexually harassed by a big Hollywood producer.”

She then recounted meeting movie director James Toback when she was 20, and what transpired then. Toback told her he’d put her in his movie Two Girls and A Guy (which came out in 1997). Instead, he pleasured himself in Central Park during a follow-up meeting with her. “I don’t know if you’ve seen Two Girls and a Guy, but I did not get it.” Her story starts at about 2:45 of this clip.

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