James Franco might be the newest pervert to be exposed to Hollywood.
There’s a class-action lawsuit about to open up, and it has James Franco’s name all over it. Allegedly, the actor is a pig.
As TMZ puts it, James Franco was the co-founder of Studio 4, an acting school opened up in 2014 in Los Angeles. Its primary goal was to help students, specifically emerging actresses, break into the industry. However, a couple of the former students claim it was all bullshit. Especially since the school barely opened up doors for them or any other student.
Sarah Tither-Kaplan and Toni Gaal state that James used the school as a way to prey on women. The women both have the same story– that James and other instructors would force female students into uncomfortable and inappropriate situations.
For example, they allege that female students often had to engage in “simulated sex acts that went far beyond the standards in the industry.” The simulated sex scenes would even sometimes require the women to get naked, and in extreme cases be subject to simulated oral sex.
If they weren’t willing to participate, the punishment would be having their opportunity at movie roles taken away from them.
The lawsuit, claiming fraud and sexual exploitation, is currently in the works of getting other women to join.
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