Things just got worse for Disaster Artist star James Franco after his picture was scrubbed from the Hollywood edition of Vanity Fair, according to a report via Time. The actor was also allegedly snubbed for an Oscar nomination because five women accused him of sexual misconduct, as reported by the Los Angeles Times. Two of James Franco’s accusers, Sarah Tither-Kaplan and Violet Paley, gave details of their encounter with the actor during his acting classes at the Studio 4 film school. The Studio 4 film school was an acting school founded by James Franco in 2014. The school was located in Los Angeles and New York; it officially closed on October 1, 2017.
James Franco’s performance in The Disaster Artist earned him the Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy at the Golden Globes on January 7. Unfortunately, his award at the Golden Globes has been overshadowed by the accusation of sexual misconduct leveled against him. Although the actor has denied any wrongdoing, the accusations haven’t gone unnoticed. In an interview on ABC’s Good Morning America, two of his accusers spoke of their ordeal with Franco. According to his accusers, the star who they looked up to as a mentor, clearly abused his powers by exploiting them.
Sarah Tither-Kaplan gave details of how the actor added sex scenes and nude scenes to the scripts. According to Tither-Kaplan, those who refused to be part of these scenes were asked to leave or not included in the projects. In a report on E! News, the accuser appreciated some positive experiences at the film school, but she feels he abused his powers by exploiting non-celebrity women. Paley, the second accuser, alleges that Franco forced her to perform sexual acts she was uncomfortable with. She claims to have had a consensual sexual relationship with the star later on.
Incidentally, Paley shaded the actor for wearing a Time’s Up pin to the Golden Globes on Twitter.
James Franco’s removal from the cover of the magazine is not isolated from the current allegations of sexual misconduct leveled against him. A report from People details Franco’s denial of the allegations and his snub by the Oscars.
Earlier, the actor stated that being overlooked by the Oscars is not related to the allegations against him, as reported by the Inquisitr. James Franco’s removal from the Vanity Fair magazine cover is a bold statement against sexual misconduct. Things are suddenly not looking good for the Golden Globe winner, as more details of the incidents at the film school emerge.