James Franco accused of sexual misconduct gone up to five women

Vastavam web: The number of women, who have accused James Franco of sexual misconduct has gone up to five, overshadowing his Golden Globe and Critics Choice Awards wins.The allegations first surfaced when Franco won his maiden Golden Globe for “The Disaster Artist” where like many other stars in Hollywood, he showed up wearing the ‘Time’s Up’ pin.Tither-Kaplan who went on to appear in several of his productions, is one of five women who have accused the 39- year-old actor of inappropriate or sexually exploitative behaviour.

Of the five women, four were Franco’s students from an acting school that he ran for a while. The fifth accuser called him her mentor.They said they thought Franco, who has substantial star power in Hollywood, could help them in their careers and acquiesced to his wishes even when they were uncomfortable.Two other students said Franco became angry during a class assignment when no women, while at the shoot at a strip club, agreed to go topless.Franco’s attorney, Michael Plonsker, denied the allegations against the actor, who had defended himself by calling the claims “not accurate” during an appearance on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert”.

Violet Paley, who was among the firsts to accuse Franco, said during a consensual relationship, he once pressured her to perform oral sex in a car and that the “power dynamic was really off.”