Franco ac­cusers de­tail mis­con­duct ac­cu­sa­tions on GMA

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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.”

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