James Franco has been accused of inappropriate or sexually exploitative behavior by five women.
Franco was a drama teacher at Hollywood's Playhouse West before opening his own school, Studio 4 (the school closed in the fall) whose mandate, he said at the time, was to give up-and-coming actors a foot in the door by giving them small roles onscreen in Franco's films.
On Sunday, as Franco picked up a Golden Globe for his performance as Tommy Wiseau in The Disaster Artist, actress Violet Paley accused him on Twitter of pushing her "head down in a auto towards your exposed penis", and also trying to pick up her 17-year-old friend. He said that "if there's restitution to be made, I will make it".
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She alleges that Franco, while simulating oral sex on the women, removed the plastic guards which were over their vaginas and continued to simulate sex.
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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". When Colbert asked Franco for his take on the issue, the actor admitted that he hasn't read any of it but he's heard of it.
Paley claimed after beginning a romantic relationship with the Golden Globe victor, he pressured her into performing oral sex on him while they were sitting in a auto. "And I truly believe - and why I was wearing the pin, is that they need to be a part of this conversation, and so I support that". In 2014, he used Instagram to ask a 17-year-old girl he'd met outside a NY theater if she had a boyfriend and whether she was 18. He also denied the allegations through his attorney. In my life, I pride myself on taking responsibility for what I've done.
Hilary Dusome and Natalie Chmiel, former students of Franco, alleged that the actor became visibly angry when they declined to take their tops off during a scene being shot at a strip club. "Before I've ever been on TV or before I've ever had any real credits or before any of this - of course I regret that". "If I have done something wrong", he added, "I will fix it - I have to".
She specifically mentions a scene in one of his films where Franco partook in an orgy with several female actresses. "I used bad judgment and I learned my lesson", the actor said then.