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Women accuse Franco of sexual misconduct

Saturday, January 13, 2018

JAMES Franco is being told "time's up" by five women who have accused him of sexual misconduct in a bombshell report from the Los Angeles Times, four of whom were his students.

"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," said Sarah Tither-Kaplan, who also tweeted her allegations against Franco, 39, on Sunday during the Golden Globes.

The New York Post reports that Tither-Kaplan, 26, claimed that while filming an orgy scene for a project for Franco's Studio 4 film school three years ago, Franco removed protective plastic guards covering the actresses' vaginas.

In the scene, Franco simulated oral sex on the women. Another actress confirmed this account in the report.

The Times reported two other women on the shoot recalled negative experiences and that Franco allegedly got angry when actresses refused to go topless in scenes. Tither-Kaplan alleged that Franco asked her to play a prostitute in the film The Long Home, which starred Courtney Love, Josh Hutcherson and Timothy Hutton.

The part required her to perform nude, and Tither-Kaplan signed nudity agreements for her scenes, but claimed that she became increasingly uncomfortable after the plastic guards were allegedly removed during the orgy scenes, leading her to regret performing in the film at all.

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