More Women Accuse James Franco of Sexual Misconduct

So a few days ago, everyone was calling for James Franco’s head because the weird girl from The Breakfast Club insinuated that he’s an asshole for some reason. She didn’t make any sort of allegation, but everyone went “oh, James Franco must have done some s**t, run him out of town!” without so much as an allegation of what he actually did. Well, now we have some allegations, and they’re… weird.

The first allegation is the one that we had heard about before, and it’s the most straight-forward. It follows this tweet from Violet Paley.

Here’s what she told the Los Angeles Times happened.

They had begun a romantic relationship when she said he pressured her into performing oral sex on him — an act she’d never done with him at that point — while sitting in her car.

“I was talking to him, all of a sudden his penis was out,” said Paley. “I got really nervous, and I said, ‘Can we do this later?’ He was kind of nudging my head down, and I just didn’t want him to hate me, so I did it.”

Franco’s attorney denies that it happened this way, but if it did happen the way Paley describes, I think it was, if not over the line then it’s at least really strange. They were in a relationship, but even so, who just whips their dick out and says “hey, put this in your mouth?”

The other allegations against Franco are… less straightforward than this one. The first one is that he hired some students in an acting class he was teaching to be in a jeans commercial and then got mad when none of them agreed to do a topless scene. Franco denies asking the actresses to do the scene topless.

He’s also accused of removing a protective plastic covering from background actress’s vaginas while he was simulating performing oral sex on them in scenes for the film The Long Home, which hasn’t found a distributor yet. Actress Sarah Tither-Kaplan made the allegation which the LA Times confirmed with another actress in the scene, but Franco denied it happened.

Tither-Kaplan had signed a contract agreeing to do nude scenes for the film, but the specific allegation is strange. She doesn’t actually accuse Franco of performing oral sex on her after removing the plastic covering, but that he continued to simulate oral sex.

So there you go, actual specific allegations against James Franco instead of just vague rumors that Ally Sheedy doesn’t like him. If you think you want to get the pitchforks out now that you know why you’re pointing them at him, have at it, Hoss.

Do you want my opinion on all of this? I think Franco crossed a line he shouldn’t have. There’s nothing wrong with trying to get a consensual blowjob from someone you’re romantically involved with, but pressuring them into doing it for the first time out of nowhere in a car is not exactly good boyfriend behavior. Also, try casting students from your acting classes in films where they have their clothes on, and don’t remove the plastic mouthgaurds from their vaginas. That’s inappropriate in a lot of ways. But we, as a society, should still wait to hear what someone did before we throw them under the bus.

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