James Franco Accused of 'Sexually Exploitative' Behavior by Five Women


This was followed by more straight to the point tweets from Violet Paley and Sarah Tither-Kaplan, who called him out for wearing a Time's Up pin, considering how he sexually harassed women in the past.

The new allegations come from actresses who have previously worked with Franco, as well as former students of his acting school, Studio 4, and were reported by the LA Times this morning. But Franco said to Meyers that above all, he believes in this movement and doesn't plan to "actively refute" the claims against him.

James Franco denies reports of sexual harassment, just a few days after he won a Golden Globe for best actor for the film "The Disaster Artist".

Tither-Kaplan said that when she filmed a nude orgy scene with Franco, he removed protective plastic guards covering other actresses' vaginas while simulating oral sex on them.

Paley's second comment about a 17-year-old refers to a 2014 incident in which Franco connected on Instagram with a fan he had met outside his Broadway show, Of Mice and Men. "I think it's a good thing and I support it", he added. I truly believe, and why I was wearing the pin, is that they need to be a part of this conversation.

Comedian Aziz Ansari accused of Sexual Misconduct
Aziz Ansari has yet to respond to the accusations. "I cried the whole ride home". "I'm so sad to hear this", he responded. I think that started a new fire, and it kind of made it more real [.] I believe that I was taken advantage of by Aziz.

"Look, in my life I pride myself on taking responsibility for things that I have done", he told Colbert.

Natalie Chmiel and Hilary Dusome were taught by Franco at Playhouse West in North Hollywood, and said he became "visibly angry" when all the women at a shoot refused to be topless. "And I think that we have all behaved, at a certain level, unconsciously, and done things that were insensitive, inappropriate, without necessarily understanding that they were", Judd said. Violet Paley, who was among the firsts to accuse Franco, said during a consensual relationship, he once pressured her to perform oral sex in a vehicle and that the "power dynamic was really off".

Some of Franco's alleged inappropriate behavior took place within the confines of acting classes run by Franco or on the set of Franco's films. "I'm completely willing and want to".

"I was talking to him, all of a sudden his penis was out", said Paley. She also notes that for years, she received mass email requests from Franco to audition for roles playing a "prostitute or a hooker". When Meyers asked whether he wasn't curious enough to reach out to the actress, Franco said, "It was so shocking, I don't know, I guess I'm just letting it be".