More claim sexual inappropriateness against James Franco

James Franco

The pin was worn by actors who support Hollywood's sexual harassment initiative Time's Up, which is created to pool funds together for those affected by harassment inside and outside of the industry.

Several different women have spoken to the Los Angeles Times about their experiences with Franco, some who were students of his acting school, others who appeared in his low-budget film productions.

In 2014, Franco admitted to having flirted with a 17-year-old girl on Instagram and offered to rent a hotel room so the two could meet, after the girl posted photos of their exchange on the Internet.

Franco sparked criticism for wearing a Time's Up badge in support of the movement against sexual harassment at Sunday night's (7 January) awards ceremony, which prompted allegations against his own conduct.

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.

On Tuesday, Franco made an appearance on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert", where he denied the sexual misconduct allegations, saying, "There were some things on Twitter". Remember the time you pushed my head down in a auto towards your exposed penis & that other time you told my friend to come to your hotel when she was 17?

"I don't want to, you know, shut them down in any way". As far as the bigger issue of how we do it, I really don't have the answers.

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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. In it I had mentioned that we've heard stories about Franco.

Accuser Katie Ryan, who claims Franco only approached her so that she would play "a prostitute or a hooker", told reporters that the actor was always very clear that actresses would be sought after for important roles only if they "were to perform sexual acts or take off our shirts".

"I got it in my head pretty quickly that, okay, you don't say "no" to this guy", says Tither-Kaplan, who filmed a topless scene in one of Franco's classes that was later uploaded to Vimeo and ended up on pornography sites. "If I've done something wrong, I will fix it".

Actress Ally Sheedy also tweeted during the Golden Globes that Franco was an example of why she left the film and television business, but she later removed that message. "I have to. I don't know what else to do", he said at the time.

While chatting in the the auto, Franco surprised her by suddenly taking his penis out, she said, and putting her hand on it.

The admittance of a consensual relationship has prompted some to disbelieve her and like Sarah Tither-Kaplan, responded in a negative manner.

Four women who made allegations were Franco's students at Studio 4 and one reportedly considered Franco as her mentor. "It would give me some comfort if he were to say, 'What happened was true and I'm sorry'".

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