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Lawsuit Says James Franco’s Acting School Was Just a Ploy to Hire Naked Extras

It’s been almost two years since we heard the first allegations the something untoward was going on at James Franco’s acting school. For starters, people were taking acting lessons from James Franco. I kid, Franco is actually a really good actor, which is lucky for him because he’s a terrible writer.

The New York Times reports Franco is now being sued by two of the women who attended his acting school who are basically claiming that it was just an excuse to find women to get naked in the background of Franco’s overindulgent indie films.

Ms. Tither-Kaplan said she went on to take the class, which provided a stepping stone to roles in Mr. Franco’s independent films, some of which remain unreleased. In these roles, Ms. Tither-Kaplan said, she was often asked to appear in nude scenes or sex scenes. During the making of an orgy scene for one of his films, Mr. Franco removed plastic guards that covered other actresses’ vaginas while he simulated oral sex on them, according to the lawsuit.

As far as I can tell, this is the most serious of the allegations, Franco removing the protective vagina covering during simulated sex scenes. Also, if you take the plastic cover off of a vagina then you won’t be able to tell if they’ve been tampered with. Little known fact.

Franco denies the allegations.

In a statement, Mr. Franco’s lawyer Michael Plonsker denied the accusations and called the lawsuit “ill-informed.”

“James will not only fully defend himself, but will also seek damages from the plaintiffs and their attorneys for filing this scurrilous publicity-seeking lawsuit,” Mr. Plonsker said.

I can’t take a man named Plonsker seriously, it’s one letter away from being a British penis.

James Franco is, by all accounts, a bit of a creep. Unfortunately, you can’t really sue someone for being a creep. And I doubt that James Franco’s acting lessons were actually worthless, he is a good actor. The fact that years later you haven’t heard any of these women’s names is probably a decent indicator of why Franco didn’t give them larger speaking roles in his films.

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