After allegations against James Franco hit Twitter following his Golden Globes win on 7th January, five women came forward to accuse the actor of inappropriate or sexually coercive behavior. Five women have sued James Franco for improper or sexually exploitative behavior, including two women after he won a Golden Globe, according to a report announced on January 11, 2018.
Franco, 39, has been resolute by allegations, gossipy tidbits and insinuation in the Golden Globes ceremony, amid which a wore a lapel pin respecting the fight against sexual misconduct. He has denied sexual mistake, revealing to Stephen Colbert on 9th January 2018 that cases on Twitter were “not accurate.”
Students of Studio 4 speak out
Four ladies who told the reporters that they were students at Studio 4, a film school Franco established in 2014. The fifth said he was her coach.
James Franco is popular for his work in Hollywood
At times, the newspaper revealed, the ladies trusted the prolific star, well-known in Hollywood for his intense work ethic and eclectic side-projects, could advance their careers.
Sarah Tither-Kaplan said
The 26-year-old actress and filmmaker Sarah who has performed in movies by Franco said, “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.”
Scenes in movies
She said that in a naked orgy scene she filmed with him and a few ladies three years back, he removed protective plastic guards covering the genitalia of different actresses while simulating oral s*x on them.
Other actresses also spoke out
Two different students at Studio 4 — Hilary Dusome, 33, and Natalie Chmiel, 33 — disclosed to The reporters about offensive experiences on set with Franco, with both saying he turned out to be obviously enraged when actresses did not agree to take their shirts 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, I don’t think he started teaching with bad intentions, but he went down a bad path and damaged a lot of people in the process.”
Katie Ryan student of Studio 4 expressed her experience
Katie said, “would always make everybody think there were possible roles on the table if we were to perform sexual acts or take off our shirts.” Franco’s lawyer said the actor is “not aware that any of the actions alleged by Ms. Ryan ever occurred.”
23 years old actress Violet Paley told about her experience with Franco
Violet told reporters that she and Franco were in the romantic relationship but everything ruined after he pressured her for having oral s*x in the car. Franco’s attorney, Michael Plonsker rejected the allegations made by female actresses.
What did James Franco say about this
“The things that I heard that were on Twitter are not accurate,” he told Colbert. “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. If I have done something wrong,” he added, “I will fix it — I have to.”