James Franco Accused Of Inappropriate Sexual Behavior Following Golden Globes Win
James Franco’s Golden Globe lost some of its luster after several women went on Twitter and accused him of inappropriate behavior.
Almost immediately after the actor scooped up a trophy for “The Disaster Artist” Sunday, on a night the industry spoke out against sexual harassment, Franco came under attack.
According to Daily News, Actress Violet Paley claimed the actor once sexually assaulted her and tried to lure her 17-year-old friend to his hotel room.
“Cute #TimesUp pin James Franco. Remember the time you pushed my head down in a car towards your exposed penis & that other time you told my friend to come to your hotel when she was 17? After you had already been caught doing that to a different 17 year old?” she wrote on Twitter.
Paley, who clarified that she was an adult and not a teen at the time, added that she did have a consensual relationship with Franco, but that the alleged encounter she mentioned was against her will. Paley did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The age of consent in New York is 17, but it’s unclear where Paley’s friend allegedly met Franco.
Sarah Tither-Kaplan, who was once a student of Franco’s at his acting school, alleged that Franco exploited her by asking her to strip down on set for only $100 per day after she signed a “vague and general at best” contract.
“Remember a few weeks ago when you told me the full nudity you had me do in two of your movies for $100/day wasn’t exploitative because I signed a contract to do it? Times up on that!” she tweeted. “I 100% did not feel like I had a choice to say no.”
She also called out Franco for allegedly failing to give actresses speaking roles unless the part involved nudity.
Tither-Kaplan did not specify on which film set the nude scene occurred, but the two currently have a film titled “The Long Home” in post-production.
“If a famous actor who has the ability to make or break my career with the snap of his fingers offers me a part, I don’t have bargaining power. I need work. I need to eat. I need a career,” she tweeted.
She declined to comment to The News.