Golden Globe winning actor James Franco is the latest celebrity accused of sexual misconduct. The accusations, while disturbing, are raising questions, as several actresses claim inappropriate behavior while already in intimate situations.
Several of the accusers were actresses who claim he went too far while filming an orgy scene for one of his films, while others claim they agreed to performing nude to get more opportunities to act.
However, one woman claims Franco forced her to commit a sex act while they were dating.
Five women are accusing James Franco of sexual misconduct in a Los Angeles Times expose.
Violet Paley had a consensual relationship with the actor, but claims that he once forced her into performing oral sex on her while they sat in his car.
The other four women were students at Studio 4, Franco’s now-closed acting school, and claim the 39-year-old Oscar nominee asked women both on set and in class to perform topless or even completely nude.
One of those women, Sarah Tither-Kaplan, claims that she was shooting a nude orgy scene with Franco and several other actresses when he took off the protective piece of plastic covering their genitals while simulating oral sex.
This is not the first time Paley and Tither-Kaplan are speaking out, with both women having shared parts of their story on Twitter this weekend following Franco’s Golden Globe win for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical.
Franco, speaking through his lawyer, Michael Plonsker, denied the allegations being made by all five women.
He did however call and apologize to both Tither-Kaplan and Paley according to the two women.
Tither-Kaplan, 26, said that landing a role in Franco’s upcoming film The Long Home was a huge break for her after working with the actor at Studio 4.
While at Studio 4 she had enrolled in Franco’s Sex Scenes master class, and in one short video that she filmed for the class she appeared topless.
That video was then uploaded to Vimeo without her knowledge she claims, and projecting an image she is not comfortable with while trying to move up in the industry.
And a still from the video ended up on at least one adult website according to Tither-Kaplan.
‘Now, if you Google me, you can see me naked. 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. I don’t want that,’ said the young woman.