After allegations against James Franco emerged on Twitter during the Golden Globes Sunday night, the Los Angeles Times has published an article in which five women accuse the star of sexually exploitative or inappropriate behavior.

The report features three new allegations, as well as delving into the claims shared by actresses Sarah Tither-Caplan and Violet Paley on Twitter last week.

In the article, Violet Paley goes into further detail about her allegation against Franco. After beginning a romantic relationship with the star, Paley alleges that he pressured her into oral sex—an act that she had never done with him at that point—while they were sitting in her car.

“I was talking to him, all of a sudden his penis was out,” Paley said. “I got really nervous, and I said, ‘Can we do this later?’ He was kind of nudging my head down, and I just didn’t want him to hate me, so I did it.” She added, “The power dynamic was really off.”

The rest of the allegations come from former acting students of Franco, both at his own acting school, Studio 4, and Playhouse West, where he previously taught.

Sarah Tither-Kaplan alleges that during an orgy scene the actor "removed protective plastic guards covering other actresses’ vaginas while simulating oral sex on them.”

Describing Studio 4, Tither-Kaplan said: “I feel there was an abuse of power, and there was a culture of exploiting non-celebrity women, and a culture of women being replaceable.”

Two other women, Hilary Dusome and Natalie Chmiel, allege that the actor became angry on set and "stormed off" when multiple actresses refused to take their tops off for an unscripted request.

A fourth student of Franco's, Katie Ryan, claimed he “would always make everybody think there were possible roles on the table if we were to perform sexual acts or take off our shirts."

James Franco responded to the initial allegations from Twitter on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and again on Late Night With Seth Meyers, where he said, "the things I have read are not accurate."

Franco is yet to make an official statement regarding the new allegations in the LA Times article, however, his attorney, Michael Plonsker, disputed all allegations in the piece. Read the full LA Times report here.

If you have been sexually assaulted, there are resources to help you.

Donate to Rape Crisis here (UK) or RAINN here (U.S.).

  • Main & Feature Image:Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Hulu

What To Read Next

  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Packer Serves a Perfect Rendition of Reebok's Club C

    Sneakers
  • Image on Highsnobiety

    The Best Gifts Under $200 That Everyone Will Love

    Style
  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Diadora Turns Its Tennis Heritage Into a Sneaker Grand Slam

    Sneakers
  • Image on Highsnobiety

    These Are Our Favorite Salomon Sneakers to Shop Now

    Sneakers
  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Put Down Your Phone This Holiday With Ray-Ban Stories Smart Glasses

  • Image on Highsnobiety

    The Zegna Luce Foldable Shades Are an Exploration Essential

    Design
*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to info@highsnobiety.com

Web Accessibility Statement

Titelmedia (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, www.highsnobiety.com. Titelmedia strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titelmedia has engaged UsableNet Inc, a leading web accessibility consultant to help test, remediate and maintain our Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Disclaimer

Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at accessibility@highsnobiety.com, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.