Sarah Tither-Kaplan, a former student and actress in Franco's unreleased film The Long Home, told the Times that Franco removed plastic protection on actresses' vaginas while simulating oral sex during a group sex scene shot for the film, and claims that he continued to simulate the act afterwards. This news becomes the part of headlines as James Franco is presently the role model for many.
The actor has been answering allegations since his Golden Globes appearance on Sunday sparked criticism on Twitter, where he was seen wearing a Time's Up pin in support combatting sexual harassment. "Please never ask me why I left the film/TV business", according to the Independent.
On Wednesday night's Late Night With Seth Meyers, Franco said the tweets by Paley and Tither-Kaplan were "not accurate," but he supported the women's right to express their perspectives. All of them said Franco tried to take advantage of women's eagerness to advance their careers while working with him or attending a school where he taught.
"One of the things I've learned is that this is a conversation that obviously needs to be had", he said. "I've heard about them", he said. I had nothing but a great time with her, total respect for her.
Following Tither-Kaplan's claims, Franco fronted The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to vehemently deny the claims, stating: "Look, in my life I pride myself on taking responsibility for things that I have done".More news: Pence to lead US delegation to Olympics in South Korea
Devyn LaBella said that when she was at Studio 4, "They would tell us that smaller parts in their projects were being held exclusively for students - often they were opportunities for extra work or parts that required nudity".
Actress Violet Paley tweeted about Franco allegedly forcing her to perform oral sex on him in 2016. I have no idea what I did to Ally Sheedy. Vince Jolivette, Franco's production partner at Rabbit Bandini Productions, which ran Studio 4, said the school "was always run professionally" and that he was investigating the matter.
Plonsker also specifically addressed Tither-Kaplan's allegation regarding the protective guards and those made by Paley, describing both as "not accurate". "I got really nervous, and I said, 'Can we do this later?' He was kind of nudging my head down, and I just didn't want him to hate me, so I did it".
"It was just so shocking, I don't know".
"I want to give him credit for at least being open to communicating with me", she said.