5 Women (Including Former Students) Accuse James Franco Of Sexual Misconduct
James Franco has now been accused of sexual misconduct by at least five different women, four of them being former students of his. The accusations appeared in a report from the Los Angeles Times.
Sarah Tither-Kaplan, a former acting student at the film school Franco founded, said he’d removed safety guards while filming an oral sexy scene on the set of The Long Home. “I got it in my head pretty quickly that, OK, you don’t say ‘no’ to this guy. I feel there was an abuse of power, and there was a culture of exploiting non-celebrity women, and a culture of women being replaceable.”
Other girls said he’d get angry if they refused to film topless.
James recently said to Stephen Colbert: “Look, in my life I pride myself on taking responsibility for things that I have done. I have to do that to maintain my well being. The things that I heard that were on Twitter are not accurate. But I completely support people coming out and being able to have a voice because they didn’t have a voice for so long. So I don’t want to shut them down in any way.”