Women Now Accusing James Franco of 'Inappropriate' Behavior

Women Now Accusing James Franco of 'Inappropriate' Behavior

Women Now Accusing James Franco of 'Inappropriate' Behavior

At the Golden Globes, Franco wore a Time's Up pin in support of the fight against sexual harassment.

JAMES FRANCO has been accused by five women of further inappropriate sexual behaviour - four of them ex-students at his NY drama school.

Katie Ryan met Franco at Playhouse West and took classes at Studio 4, the film school the actor launched in 2014 that closed a year ago.

Sources told Deadline that work on the sophomore run of the period drama continues as scheduled even after allegations of sexual misconduct against Franco surfaced.

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Hilary Dusome was under Franco's tutelage in 2012 and said at first she found him to be "a really generous spirit".

Another former student said Franco would make people think they could get a role if they performed sexual favors or took off their shirts.

Franco's attorney, Michael Plonsker, claims videos were not uploaded to Vimeo by the school, but the LA Times quotes an email sent to Tither-Kaplan which reads, "just wanted to let [them] know the films are now up on the Studio 4 Vimeo Channel".

A fifth accuser, Violet Paley, was not a student of Franco's, but said he offered to give her notes on a script. Paley claimed that Franco later pressured her into performing oral sex on him while the two were sitting in her vehicle. "I don't want that".

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"I felt like I was selected for something based on my hard work and my merit, and when I realized it was because I have nice [breasts], it was pretty clear that was not the case", Dusome added. Fellow student Katie Ryan claimed the Golden Globes victor would say they could get roles if they "perform sexual acts or take off our shirts".

Another actress who criticized Franco last week says he demanded oral sex while sitting in her vehicle. In it I had mentioned that we've heard stories about Franco.

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"So I don't want to, you know, shut them down in any way". If I have done something wrong, I will fix it. "I have no idea why she was upset". According to a screenshot of the now-deleted tweets, Sheedy asked why Franco had been "allowed in" to the ceremony and after his win, tweeted, "Please never ever ask me why I left the film/tv business". As part of Tither-Kaplan's experience in the Sex Scenes class, she and her partner created a short film, "Hungry Girl", which shows her topless and was uploaded to the video-sharing website Vimeo. "It would give me some comfort if he were to say, 'What happened was true and I'm sorry'". At the time, Franco said he was "embarrassed" by the situation, and social media was "tricky".

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Four of the women who've accused James Franco of sexually inappropriate behavior were students of his. Speaking to Meyers, Franco echoed the remarks he made to Colbert, denying any knowledge as to what Sheedy was talking about, and claimed to have had a positive relationship with her when he directed her in a 2014 off-Broadway production of The Long Shrift.

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