James Franco "In Really Bad Place" Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Violet Paley

Violet Paley

Five women came forward Thursday and accused actor James Franco of sexually exploitative or inappropriate behavior.

Two other former students told the paper about a strip club scene that both considered unprofessional. The Los Angeles Times published the details of the alleged encounters on Thursday, January 11, just days after the Golden Globe victor denied previous claims of sexual misconduct.

The 39-year-old also is nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award for the role at a January 21 ceremony in Los Angeles. The allegations against Franco include claims that he used acting schools where he taught to find actresses to perform low-paying nude scenes in his projects, removing plastic modesty coverings from actresses' vaginas while performing a scene of simulated oral sex and pressuring a woman to perform oral sex on him. Said too much." She added, "James Franco just won.

Speaking to the Times, Tither-Kaplan said she witnessed an actress being sent home after balking at a request to do a topless scene; an experience Tither-Kaplan said made her feel that "you don't say "no" to this guy".

Franco's appearance Tuesday on CBS' "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" came hours after The New York Times canceled a public event scheduled Wednesday that was meant to feature "The Disaster Artist" director and star and his brother and co-star, Dave Franco, discussing the movie with a Times reporter. The Disaster Artist star's attorney, Michael Plonsker, denied each allegation.

"I'm here to listen and learn and change my perspective where it's off, and I'm completely willing and want to".

"The ones I read were not accurate, but one of the things I've learned is that this is a conversation that obviously needs to be had", Franco told host Seth Meyers. "I got really nervous, and I said, 'Can we do this later?' He was kind of nudging my head down, and I just didn't want him to hate me, so I did it". [MUSIC] There are incredible voices, and I support it. "There are people that need to be heard", Franco said.

The actor then pointed out that most of the things he heard on Twitter were inaccurate. After the Harvey Weinstein scandal, Paley emailed Franco about the way he treated her, and he called her to apologize.

There's no question that Franco has been problematic for quite some time, especially after his penchant for young girls was revealed via a Scottish teen, Lucy Clode, in 2014. "If I've done something wrong, I will fix it".

"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", Dusome said. "I'm embarrassed, and I guess I'm just a model of how social media is tricky", he said at the time. Four of the accusers are Franco's former acting students, while the fifth woman viewed Franco as a mentor to her.

Paley, who dated Franco in 2016, has now said that the actor of pressured her into performing oral sex on him.

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