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New Franco Accusers: Roles Were Possible If We Performed Sexual Acts, Took Our Tops Off

Five women accused James Franco of sexual misconduct and sexually exploitative behavior, days after his Golden Globes win was quickly overshadowed by claims on Twitter that the actor had behaved inappropriately. In bombshell report full of allegations against the Disaster Artist director, one woman told the Los Angeles Times that Franco “would always make everybody think there were possible roles on the table if we were to perform sexual acts or take off our shirts” at his North Hollywood acting school. Women who say they were victims of Franco’s behavior and then witnessed him wearing a Time’s Up pin on his tuxedo lapel—and expressing support for the anti-harassment cause—were angered by the apparent hypocrisy on Sunday. It “was like a slap in my face,” Sarah Tither-Kaplan, a former Franco acting student, told the Times. “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,” she added.