Franco accusers detail misconduct accusations on GMA
NEW YORK — Two women who have accused actor James Franco of sexual misconduct said on ABC’s “Good Morning America” last week that they’re waiting for him to make amends.
Violet Paley and Sarah Tither-Kaplan repeated accusations they’ve made on Twitter that Franco abused his power and behaved inappropriately.
Paley has accused Franco of coercing her into performing oral sex on him. “He kind of like pushed my head down and was like, saying, ‘come on,’” she said during the Jan. 23 broadcast.
Tither-Kaplan said she was a student in a master class on sex scenes taught by Franco and a lot of scenes “seemed gratuitous and exploitative.” She added that Franco “created exploitative environments for non-celebrity women on his sets.”
The two women initially made their allegations on social media after Franco attended the Golden Globes awards ceremony wearing a “Time’s Up” pin indicating support for victims of sexual misconduct.
Franco’s representative made no comment except to say the women’s claims are not accurate. They referred to his previous comment on the matter.
On “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” Franco said: “If I’ve done something wrong, I will fix it. I have to.”