In 2019, two former students of the actor’s theater school accused him in a complaint of intimidating and sexually exploiting them.
James Franco struck a deal with the two women who accused him of sexual misconduct. In 2019, two former students of his Los Angeles theater school (now closed) filed a complaint against the star, accusing him of having intimidated and sexually exploited them. According to New York Times, Sarah Tither-Kaplan and Toni Gaal have agreed to drop their charges against the star.
Lawyers for the plaintiffs confirmed the deal in a statement to the Associated Press on Saturday night, but gave no further comment or details on the amount of a possible financial deal. This agreement must be formalized at a later date.
“Under the guise of education”
In their complaint, the two women accused James Franco of having urged his students, including themselves, to act as part of their lessons in explicit sex scenes filmed by a camera, with an “orgy-type” staging. . The actor would also have removed the plastic protections covering the vaginas of the actresses before miming scenes of oral sex.
Also according to the complaint, James Franco “sought to create a network of young women who were victims of his personal and professional sexual exploitation under the guise of education”. The two women said they cooperated after being led to believe that it would allow them to land roles in the star’s films.
The actor denied the allegations during an appearance on the show The Late Show by Stephen Colbert. “In my life I am proud to take responsibility for what I have done. I have to do it to maintain my well-being. I do it whenever there is something wrong that needs to be done. changed. I am trying to do it, “he assured, before adding:” The words I heard are not true. James Franco then said: “If there is compensation to be made , I will do it. I am here to listen, to learn and to change my perspective. “
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