Five women accuse James Franco of on-set 'sexually exploitative' behavior

Five women accuse James Franco of on-set 'sexually exploitative' behavior

Then an article published in the Los Angeles Times on January 11, five women accused the actor of abusing his power as an acting teacher and mentor in a sexually exploitative manner.

On Thursday, Tither-Kaplan told the LA Times that Franco participated in an "abuse of power" on film sets designed to create a "culture of exploiting non-celebrity women".

James Franco arrives at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California. Filmmaker Sarah Tither-Kaplan questioned Franco wearing a "Time's Up" pin during the awards ceremony in a tweet about him having her do a nude scene for $100 per day.

She says in a nude orgy scene three years ago on the not-yet-released indie drama Long Home, Franco removed plastic guards covering the actresses' groins while simulating sex. The women say some believed that working with Franco could lead them to career advancement in Hollywood.

On Wednesday night's Late Night With Seth Meyers, Franco, 39, said tweets by Paley and Tither-Kaplan were "not accurate" but supported them for speaking out. "I think, well, the ones I read were not accurate, but one of the things that I've learned is that this is a conversation that obviously needs to be had", he said.

Vince Jolivette, Franco's production partner who helped run the school, said he would investigate the matter. And I truly believe they need to be part of this conversation.

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Franco explained that he did not want to refute any claims against him so as not to diminish the accounts of women who have been subject to decades of inequality and sexual misconduct in Hollywood.

The Times said in a statement that it had cancelled the event "given the controversy surrounding recent allegations". He wore the Time's Up pin "because I do support it", he told host Stephen Colbert, before addressing the tweets and allegations.

James: Yes, I had a great relationship with her. "I haven't responded", he said. A few women, including The Breakfast Club star Ally Sheedy, accused the actor of sexual misconduct. 'And I think that we've all behaved, at a certain level, unconsciously, and done things that were insensitive, inappropriate, without necessarily understanding that they were.

Franco addressed the controversy directly in an appearance on CBS's "The Late Show" on Tuesday, denying the accusations.

"The way I life my life - if there's restitution to be made, I will make it", Franco said.

He also mentioned the allegation made by Sheedy, whom Franco directed Off-Broadway. "Thank you for letting me do it all the way through to this age and beyond".

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