Six women came forward on Wednesday and complained that renowned leftist actor Moshe Ivgy sexually harassed them, in most cases during the course of their work with him acting in theaters, TV and feature-length films.
The women made their accusations to Walla, and as yet an official police complaint has not been filed.
Two of the six underwent a polygraph test which found they were speaking the truth.
Of the six, two women said that around ten years ago Ivgy forced himself on them and kissed them in rehearsal, and after they resisted they were fired. One added that he inappropriately touched the play’s director, herself a married woman.
A third woman who worked with the actor in 2013 claimed he inappropriately touched her in between scenes and made offensive sexual comments.
Next week Ivgy is set to star at the festive premier of a new play at Haifa Theater, but the theater told Channel 2 that in light of the accusations, the festive event will be canceled.
“We estimate that he will not want to invite the media. It doesn’t seem that he will hold up, and psychologically it isn’t appropriate to put him up (on stage) in this situation,” said sources from the theater.
In response to the complaints, Ivgy said in a statement, “I’m shocked by the claims, I never harmed anyone in any way, man or woman.”