Women Now Accusing James Franco of 'Inappropriate' Behavior

Ruben Ruiz
January 14, 2018

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James Franco was nowhere to be seen Thursday night at the Critics' Choice awards because he was extremely upset over sexual misconduct allegations against him. sources connected to Franco tell TMZ.

In the report published Thursday, two former student actresses described negative on-set experiences with the actor-filmmaker while being directed by him.

Tither-Kaplan, who went on to appear in several Franco productions, acknowledged the positive remarks - and said Franco later apologized for making her feel uncomfortable. "I mean, it was so powerful", Franco said referring to the Globes, which Meyers hosted and which featured many empowering speeches by women including Oprah Winfrey addressing the Time's Up movement.

Franco continues to deny the allegations against him.

She added that during a sex scene filmed three years ago with Franco and several women, the actor removed plastic guards covering the actresses' genitalia while simulating oral sex. Remember the time you pushed my head down in a vehicle towards your exposed penis & that other time you told my friend to come to your hotel when she was 17?

"One of the things I've learned is that this is a conversation that obviously needs to be had", he said.

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"Look, in my life I pride myself on taking responsibility for things that I have done", he told Colbert.

Five women have accused James Franco of sexual misconduct or inappropriate behaviour.

Paley, 23, met Franco in 2016 and began a romantic relationship with him - but she says the power dynamic was always off.

"I felt like I was selected for something based on my hard work and my merit, and when I realized it was because I have nice [breasts], it was pretty clear that was not the case", Dusome said.

The new allegations come from actresses who have previously worked with Franco, as well as former students of his acting school, Studio 4, and were reported by the LA Times this morning. I think that it's a good thing and I support it.

Tither-Kaplan alleged that Franco asked her to play a prostitute in the film "The Long Home", which starred Courtney Love, Josh Hutcherson and Timothy Hutton.

The Times said in a statement that it had cancelled the event "given the controversy surrounding recent allegations". Regardless, Franco says that he still supports them because they finally have a voice. He said, "I have to do that to maintain my well being".

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