All of the women either attended Franco's film school or considered him a mentor.
Today, she tells the LA Times that she filmed a nude orgy scene with Franco three years ago, and that during the course of filming he removed the plastic guards covering several other actresses' vaginas. Hilary Dusome and Natalie Chmiel, who took classes from Franco at the Playhouse West in Hollywood, recall an alleged moment when they were shooting a scene in a strip club and Franco asked if anyone wanted to take their top off, and he stormed off when no one volunteered.
Another woman said Franco asked the students to take their tops off and became "visibly angry" when they declined.
Violet Paley said that during a consensual relationship, Franco once pressured her to perform oral sex in a vehicle and that the "power dynamic was really off".
Two of those women, Sarah Tither-Kaplan and Violet Paley, are on the record in the LA Times report.
While Franco has yet to publicly address these new allegations himself, Franco's lawyer has told the LA Times the accounts are "not accurate". Per the L.A. Times, the actor didn't respond-but when the two spoke later on the phone, Paley said that while Franco said it was wrong to have a sexual relationship with someone recovering from substance abuse, he also believed he hadn't done "anything illegal" and added, "I'm a changed man".
"I just didn't want him to hate me, so I did it", she told the Times.
In the intervening months she had sent me plenty of photos of her body and especially her ass bent over in a G-string, so when she arrived at my Lower East Side apartment, I was ready and she was ready. I personally checked on all the actresses constantly to make sure they were OK and comfortable.
Golden Globe victor James Franco said accusations of sexual misconduct made against him on Twitter this week were "not accurate" but said in a television interview that "if I've done something wrong, I will fix it".
In 2014, he began an exchange on Instagram with a 17-year-old British girl he'd met in NY.
The things that I heard that were on Twitter are not accurate. "And if I have to take a knock because I'm not going to. actively refute things, then I will".
It remains to be seen what effect these allegations will have on Franco's awards-season hopes - the 39-year-old actor is thought to be in the running for the best actor trophy at the Academy Awards, thanks to his starring performance in The Disaster Artist, which he also directed.
Franco's publicist did not provide any additional statement from the actor when contacted by the Press Association.
"There are stories that need to get out, people that need to be heard".
"I'm embarrassed, and I guess I'm just a model of how social media is tricky", he said. "I used bad judgment and I learned my lesson".