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Amid sexual misconduct claims, James Franco skips Critics' Choice Awards

Amid sexual misconduct claims, James Franco skips Critics' Choice Awards

Allegations of sexual misconduct in Franco's past began surfacing after he won a Golden Globe Award Sunday night for his performance in "The Disaster Artist".

Violet Paley said that during a consensual relationship, Franco once pressured her to perform oral sex in a vehicle and that the "power dynamic was really off". I mean it was powerful and there were incredible voices, and I support it. Some of these women discussed their experiences with Franco in social media posts they shared during and after the Golden Globes broadcast, and others spoke to The Los Angeles Times for an article published Thursday.

To the LA Times, Tither-Kaplan said Franco removed genital guards during filming of nude scenes in one of his projects.

Franco said he has not talked to Sheedy about the tweets. "If I've done something wrong, I will fix it". She was asked to participate in a shoot for a 7 for All Mankind clothing commercial.

James Franco speaks onstage during at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

"There are stories that need to get out, there are people that need to be heard", Franco continued.

For the more colorful and detailed accusations against Franco, head over to the Los Angeles Times.

The move prompted several women to turn to Twitter to accuse Franco of sexual misconduct.

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Hilary Dusome and Natalie Chmiel, former students of Franco's at Playhouse West in North Hollywood, told the L.A. Times that the actor would put female students in uncomfortable situations. [Two] women described what they considered to be an unprofessional and hostile shoot at a strip club.

Two other student actresses said that Franco had become angry during a photo shoot when they refused to remove their shirts and expose their breasts, the LA Times reports.

"I don't want to, you know, shut them down in any way".

She wrote the line back in September of 2017 and is now defending herself against Twitter trolls, who are questioning her intentions in sharing her story about Franco.

Some students did appear in Rabbit Bandini productions. The women had accused him that he had shown an inappropriate behavior towards them and had used his powers to exploit them sexually as well. Last year, she discovered images from the film on at least one pornography website. "I don't want that". In fact, she signed nudity agreements for each of the films she made with Franco. Four of the women were students in Franco's acting classes and one is a filmmaker who considered him a mentor.

In a statement provided by Franco's publicist, Robin Baum, Cynthia Huffman, casting director of The Long Home said Tither-Kaplan's description of the orgy scene was inaccurate. I have total respect for her.

It "was like a slap in my face", she told the paper.

"I'm really disappointed", Paley said. She accused the actor, with whom she shared a consensual romantic and sexual relationship, of exposing his penis and pressuring her for oral sex while they were in a vehicle.