On Thursday, the Los Angeles Times published an article in which five women accused him of inappropriate or sexually exploitative behavior. Sarah Tither-Kaplan, who took classes at Studio 4, the film school James founded in 2014, claims the director removed safety guards while filming an oral sex scene for the film The Long Home. They claimed Franco asked for volunteers to take their tops off and was upset that no one agreed. "I mean, it was so powerful", Franco said referring to the Globes, which Meyers hosted and which featured many empowering speeches by women including Oprah Winfrey addressing the Time's Up movement. The alleged misconduct occurred at Studio 4 in Los Angeles and NY, the film school Franco launched where he taught and mentored those wanting to become actors and filmmakers.
When conversation turned to the "cloud" that Franco faced following his Golden Globes win, Jackman was silent.
Paley, who had a romantic relationship with Franco in 2016, claims that the actor pressured her into performing oral sex on him while sitting in a vehicle. There were some things on Twitter.I haven't read them.
Franco, who wore a Time's Up pin at the Golden Globes ceremony Sunday, continued, "I truly believe when I was wearing the pin that they need to be part of this conversation, so I support that". 'And I think that we've all behaved, at a certain level, unconsciously, and done things that were insensitive, inappropriate, without necessarily understanding that they were.
Violet expounded more on the story and told the Los Angeles Times, "I was talking to him, all of a sudden his penis was out".
David Simon said in a statement to Variety that Franco, who also served as an executive producer on the series, was "entirely professional" during their work together and that the network received no complaints. "Im here to listen and learn and change my perspective where its off. Im completely willing and want to". "I would say, 'No, stop, get out of my vehicle.' The power dynamic was really off".
Paley, 23, has said she was 21 when she began a romantic relationship with Franco, during which she said he coerced her to perform oral sex on him.