5 More Women Accuse James Franco Of Sexual Shenanigans Days After His Golden Globe Win

Submitted by: fancylad 1 week ago in Entertainment News & Politics

In report full of allegations against James Franco, Los Angeles Timesreport thatfive more women have accused James Franco of sexual misconduct and sexually exploitative behavior, days after his Golden Globes win was overshadowed by claims on Twitter that the actor had behaved inappropriately.

One woman in the article alleges that Franco "would always make everybody think there were possible roles on the table if we were to perform sexual acts or take off our shirts” at his North Hollywood acting school. Women who say they were victims of Franco’s behavior and then witnessed him wearing a Time’s Up pin on his tuxedo lapel -- and expressing support for the anti-harassment cause -- were angered by the apparent hypocrisy on Sunday.

It “was like a slap in my face,” Sarah Tither-Kaplan, a former Franco acting student, told the Times. “I feel there was an abuse of power, and there was a culture of exploiting non-celebrity women, and a culture of women being replaceable,” she added.

Yes, the walls are slowly crumbling down for Franco. Check out his appearence on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Colbert brings up the allegations and it's clear Franco is pooing in his pants as he visualizes his movie career sinking. 

There are 36 comments:
Male 40,926
I took a sexual harassment course at work... I think I'm going to be pretty good at it.
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Male 382
Everyone get their pitchforks!  Rumours = fact, apparently.  Slippery slope imo.  The media seems to be latching onto these stories quite feverishly lately, gotta get those clicks.  It's only a matter of time where this is exploited by certain groups trying to manufacture a cause. 
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Male 40,926
" a culture of women being replaceable "

In Hollywood .... You Are replaceable. And so is James Franco.
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Male 4,535
I see a battle looming between the "Me Too" and "Times Up" movements brewing. One would have thought they were one in the same but I guess not.
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Male 5,524
Where do I sign up for his class?
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Female 4,690
Seems to me like the very fact that you make in in the entertainment industry would mean that you feel comfortable 'selling yourself' for cash. That is in essence, what you are doing.
So it seems hardly surprising to me that there would be a lot of sexual bargaining going on. Perhaps because of this, the industry attracts people on the behind the camera side of it that are there to specifically take advantage of this fact, and do on a pretty regular basis.
And if this is obvious to people not in the industry, then it must be a well known state of affairs in the industry and people must be prepared for it to happen.
I would also say that it would be pretty conceivable that other actors have jumped on the 'me too' bandwagon of abuse, simply to get themselves in the picture for attention.
Actors LOVE attention.
I think Bruno sums up my ideas, proving just how far parents will go to prostitute their babies for fame and money...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9_4ALl3uuI

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Male 8,376
Listen I want creeps like weinstein punished, but  what you "think someone did or didn't say" is a huge difference.  

Accusations aren't proof sorry.
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Male 56
normalfreak2 Yep. Hopefully, after a few titans fall, things will settle a bit and justice can be given to victims with some checks and balances on the Court of Public Opinion.
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710
James Franco wants sexual favors and offers acting roles in return?

Sounds like a win/win situation to me, sign me up.
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Male 56
layla_wilson Bwahaha! Avoiding Workplace Harassment: Be Handsome, Be Attractive, Don't be Unattractive. Seriously though, if I knew who this guy was, I'd be disgusted. 
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Female 4,690
layla_wilson yessss. some of these experiences would be less traumatic than others...
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Male 11
layla_wilson HaHa....I'm new here but I find your replies to most posts are spot on and very funny. Have enjoyed reading many of your responses. I was thinking along the same lines you were, if I had a woman director tell me to bang her for a role my only question would be how many times and how long!
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rukittenme hehe, well thank you :) they are pushing for more female directors so although "times up" for male directors (supposedly) "The time is approaching" for female sexual deviants high up in the entertainment industry to have their way. That's what I call true equality:P
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Male 2,746
If you flash your ta tas or gobble cock for a role...what does that say about you?  
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Male 1,640
dromed That you're a normal Hollywood type. The whole 'casting couch' thing wasn't some fantasy that someone made up.
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Male 324
“I feel there was an abuse of power, and there was a culture of exploiting non-celebrity women, and a culture of women being replaceable,”

Not unique to women, you dumb cunt.
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Male 8,875
 "would always make everybody think there were possible roles on the table if we were to perform sexual acts or take off our shirts” 

"Make Them Think"?  Did he SAY it?  Or did you ASSUME it?  Legal difference.
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Male 3,440
megrendel 
Yeah, that may help in any civil suits, but consider ; If his acting career now dries up and blows away in the wind as nobody will now hire this - let's face it - third rate actor, will it be because people were told not to hire him or because they assumed they would be?
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Male 8,875
captkangaroo I'm no Franco fan, I'd argue he may not even rate 3rd rate.

There are three reasons his career may dry up:
  1. Because he sucks as an actor.
  2. Because he once sexually harassed actresses and rightly should not work. 
  3. Because women lied about being sexually harassed by him and Political Correctness deemed he should not work even if it is never proven he did it.
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Male 3,440
megrendel 
While i have no doubt the third will happen to some extent, it would be a minor thing compared to either item 1 or 2 by themselves, much less added together.
It may be subtle, but i am not a fan of his either.
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Male 4
captkangaroo this is off topic. what you would consider a FIRST RATE ACTOR?
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Male 3,440
dieseljuice1891 
Several from megrendel's list, or:
Harry Dean stanton
Fred Ward
Marcia Gay Harden
Mads Mikkelsen
Ziyi Zhang
Audrey Tautou
Chiwetel Ejioror
William Hurt
William H Macy
Javier Bardem
Isabelle Huppert
Markku Peltola
Kati Outinen
Kristen Scott Thomas
Thanapat Saisaymar
Whether an actor has turned in one great performance or several good or great ones, it separates them from 99.9% of the rest of the pack who, for various reasons - good managers, popular branding, looks but light on talent, whatever - may be popular or moneymakers, but are only - inmho - moderately to poorly talented.
I say this as a person who can't act his way out of a wet paper bag, who looks as if he's having a seizure when attempting to dance, and who has, at one time or another, been barred from nearly every karaoke bar in Asia - for good reason. 
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Male 8,875
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Male 40,926
megrendel John Wayne?  A great star yes, but a great "actor" ? 
He only played one character and repeated it in every movie. Even
the only romantic comedy he did "The Quiet Man" he still played
the tough guy.
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Male 8,875
Gerry1of1 Hey, everyone has to have at least a few guilty pleasures.

For my wife it's any Elvis or Don Knotts movie.

For me, it's John Wayne, B-movies and anything that has Jane March naked. 
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Male 40,926
megrendel I like John Wayne a lot. The Quiet Man is one of my all time favorites... well anything he did with Maureen O'Hara really. My un-guilty pleasure? I like a classic 1939  movie called "The Women" starring Norma Sheerer and Joan Crawford. 
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Male 8,875
Gerry1of1 Yes, anything with John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara rocked,  McLintock! is my favorite behind The Quiet Man.  Think my favorite Non-O'Hara Wayne flick is Donovan's Reef.

"The Women" was excellent.  The 2008 version? Not so much. 
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Male 40,926
megrendel 
"Reap The Wild Wind" is best John Wayne non O'Hara film.... with Paulette Goddard, a favorite of mine.

1939 The Women rocks
2008 sucks
But there is a 1956 remake. Title changed to "The Opposite Sex" June Allyson is Mary, and Joan Collins is Crystal. It also put men in the movie and made it a musical. It kinda sucks too but it's worth watching once.

I'm an old movie fan
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Male 4,535
megrendel Pretty solid.
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Male 21,252
megrendel A grey area that his lawyers will surely use to get him out of this one.
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Male 1,896
Feels too scripted and fake, and it definitely didn't feel like a genuine response. 

Unfortunately, we saw with Trump and Al Franken how the world treats people who deny their crimes vs. people who admit their mistakes.

This is the world we live in. Unless celebrities are free to make mistakes, learn from them, and become better people, lies and distractions will be more commonplace than truth.
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Male 21,252
bliznik You think Franco anticipated the question and worked up an answer? I bet you're right -- didn't think about that.
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Male 1,896
fancylad 

"I do wanna ask you something, and I mentioned backstage that I wanted to talk to you about this, and if you're OK talking about it, I want to ask you about..." - Steven Colbert

I absolutely think that James Franco thought long and hard about exactly what he was going to say before sitting in that chair.
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Male 693
I heard on a podcast that there were several people on stage with the Times Up pin who were "open secret" kind of people.
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Male 21,252
muert I read the same thing -- some something very similar. That takes balls. I'd think that whole Hollywood industry scene is just like any office job where people know each other and the rumors and stories get shared by everyone so everyone probably knows each others business. I mean, I knew Franco's a low-level sexual predator and I'm not in the industry so if I know, everyone at the Golden Globes audience knew. And I bet Franco knew it was only a matter of time.
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