James Franco's Accusers Open Up About Allegations

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Days after accepting a Golden Globe with a Time's Up pin displayed on his lapel, actor and filmmaker James Franco is being accused of sexually-exploitative behavior by at least five women, some of whom first aired their grievances on Twitter during the awards ceremony.

Four of the women were students that Franco coached, while one said he was her "mentor". Sarah Tither-Kaplan said in a nude orgy scene three years ago on the not-yet-released indie drama "Long Home", he removed plastic guards covering the actresses' groins while simulating sex. "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", she said.

But one night, she alleged that she was in a auto with Franco and she felt compelled to perform oral sex on him because "the power dynamic was really off".

Read the Los Angeles Times' full account, which includes details from other women as well, here. "I have my own side of this story but I believe that these people have been underrepresented getting their stories out enough that I will hold back things that I could say just because I believe in that so much", said Franco to Meyers. Plonsker denied Paley's allegations to the Times, calling them "not accurate".

"If I have done something wrong", he added, "I will fix it-I have to".

Another woman, Violet Paley, a 23-year-old aspiring filmmaker, began a romantic relationship with Franco in 2016 after she says he pressured her into performing oral sex on him in her auto, a situation that made her uncomfortable. Hilary Dusome and Natalie Chmiel told the paper that when Franco approached them to film some scenes, he told the aspiring actors that the footage would be used in a 7 For All Mankind commercial. "So I don't want to shut them down in any way".

In 2014, Franco apologised after flirting with Briton Lucy Clode, who was 17 when he flirted with her online after they met outside a Broadway theatre in NY.

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Franco also appeared on "Late Night with Seth Meyers", on Wednesday, and once again said the claims on Twitter were "not accurate".

Franco was accused by five women of inappropriate behavior in a bombshell report published by the LA Times on Thursday.

Five women have come forward accusing James Franco of sexually inappropriate behaviour, following an appearance on USA television in which he declared accusations made against him on Twitter were "not accurate". "And if I have to take a knock because I'm not going to. actively refute things, then I will".

Katie Ryan, who took classes at Studio 4, said Franco "would always make everybody think there were possible roles on the table if we were to perform sexual acts or take off our shirts".

When contacted by CNN, a spokesperson for Franco pointed to the actor's comments on the late-night shows and provided statements from supporters. "I don't know", Franco said.

"There are stories that need to get out, there are people that need to be heard", Franco continued.

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