James Franco Accused Of Sexually Inappropriate Behaviour By Five Women
Five women have come forward and accused James Franco of "inappropriate or sexually exploitative" behavior, as per a new report by The Los Angeles Times.
All cases of sexual misconduct apparently took place while the actor was teaching acting classes at Playhouse West in North Hollywood and at the now-closed film school he founded called Studio 4. Franco taught a class called "Sex Scenes," where he reportedly pressured students to perform partially nude scenes or acted inappropriately while filming sexual encounters.
Reports of Franco’s inappropriate behavior initially spread when actress Ally Sheedy claimed in a now-deleted message on Twitter that her work with Franco on an off-Broadway play was one of the reasons she quit acting.
Michael Plonsker, an attorney for Franco's attorney, said that the allegations were "not accurate" and told The Los Angeles Times that they should refer to the actor's recent comments on the Paley scandal in his visit with The Late Show.