Four of the women were former acting students of Franco's, including Sarah Tither-Kaplan, who attended Franco's Studio 4 that abruptly closed last fall. Another actress who participated in the shoots confirmed Tither-Kaplan's account to the Times.
"Like a slap in my face", said Tither-Kaplan.
She began to perform oral sex on him, she said, which only stopped when she lied and said she saw a person passing.
She said: "I was talking to him, all of a sudden his penis was out".
- Amy Kaufman (@AmyKinLA) January 11, 2018Franco's attorney, Michael Plonsker, disputed all of these allegations and directed us towards Franco's Colbert appearance for his comment. It was during his time there that multiple women allege he made them uncomfortable and went beyond the parameters of an acting teacher.
Actor, James Franco is under fire today. "I have to. I don't know what else to do", he said at the time.
Although HBO released a statement on Wednesday saying that no complaints about Franco have come in on "The Deuce" production, sources told Variety that network executives are closely watching the response of the public to the allegations made against the Golden Globe victor.
In 2015, Franco asked Tither-Kaplan to play a prostitute in another of his projects, the feature film "The Long Home", with a cast that included him, Josh Hutcherson, Courtney Love and Timothy Hutton.
"Every actor in this room knows you are only as good as the other actors you work with" Kidman said, adding: "I want thank all of my children who show me so much love". "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". Afterward Franco said he was "embarrassed" and said social media is "tricky". She also used #MeToo after spotting Franco and Christian Slater at a table. "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".
Two other former student actresses, Hilary Dusome and Natalie Chmiel, said that Franco had become angry during a photo shoot when they refused to remove their shirts and to expose their breasts.More news: Lipe & Dalton Increases Position in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co (BMY)
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James Franco arrives at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California.
Another accuser, actress Violet Paley, was in a romantic relationship with Franco.
"I got it in my head pretty quickly that, OK, you don't say "no" to this guy", Tither-Kaplan told The LA Times.
"The power dynamic was way off", she recalled.
Franco's attorney disputes all of the claims.
While chatting in the the vehicle, Franco surprised her by suddenly taking his penis out, she said, and putting her hand on it.
He says,"There are people that need to be heard".
"The things I heard that were on Twitter are not accurate but I completely support people coming out and being able to have a voice because they didn't have a voice for so long", Franco told Colbert.