“I’m really disappointed,” Ms. Paley stated. “I’m getting harassed by his fans for speaking out, like this is something I wanted.”
She added, “He had months of opportunity to make it right, and he didn’t. I’m getting death threats. He’s just going on, talking about his movie.”
During the Golden Globes, Ms. Paley was once one among a number of girls who took offense at the truth that Mr. Franco was once dressed in a pin supporting Time’s Up, an initiative based by way of robust girls within the leisure trade to struggle office sexual harassment.
Ms. Paley, now 23, has stated she was once 21 when she started a romantic courting with Mr. Franco, right through which she stated he coerced her to accomplish oral intercourse on him. In a tweet posted on Sunday, she wrote, “Cute #TIMESUP pin James Franco,” including additional main points of her accusation.
Sarah Tither-Kaplan, every other girl who criticized Mr. Franco that evening, wrote in a Twitter submit directed at him, “Remember a few weeks ago when you told me the full nudity you had me do in two of your movies for $100/day wasn’t exploitative because I signed a contract to do it?”
Ms. Tither-Kaplan later informed The L.A. Times that she felt harassed to look nude in an orgy scene in Mr. Franco’s but unreleased movie “The Long Home,” and that different actresses who gave the impression within the scene wore plastic guards overlaying their vaginas that Mr. Franco got rid of sooner than simulating intercourse acts with them.
“I got it in my head pretty quickly that, O.K., you don’t say ‘no’ to this guy,” Ms. Tither-Kaplan informed the L.A. Times.
Mr. Franco’s lawyer, Michael Plonsker, informed The L.A. Times that he disputed the entire girls’s allegations within the article. Contacted by way of The New York Times, representatives for the actor pointed to Mr. Franco’s feedback in late-night tv interviews by which he stated the ladies’s tweets have been misguided however that he supported their proper to talk out.
The actress Ally Sheedy, who gave the impression in a 2014 Off Broadway manufacturing of “The Long Shrift” that Mr. Franco directed, wrote in a Twitter submit on Sunday, “James Franco just won. Please never ask me why I left the film/tv business.”
Ms. Sheedy later deleted the Twitter submit. She didn't respond to a request for remark from The New York Times.
Mr. Franco, 39, has acted extensively in movies and TV displays, together with “Freaks and Geeks,” “Pineapple Express,” “Spring Breakers” and “127 Hours,” which earned him an Academy Award nomination for easiest actor. He lately stars within the HBO drama “The Deuce,” taking part in twin roles as dual brothers in 1970s New York.
In a observation, David Simon, a co-creator of “The Deuce,” stated that when checking with fellow manufacturers, “we have no complainant or complaint or any awareness of any incident of concern involving Mr. Franco. Nor has HBO been approached with any complaint. In our experience, he was entirely professional as an actor, director and producer.”
He could also be the director of “The Disaster Artist,” in addition to a prolific creator, level performer and visible artist, and he ran a movie and appearing faculty known as Studio four that closed ultimate fall.
In 2014, Mr. Franco said that he had attempted to select up a 17-year-old lady on social media after photographs in their Instagram messages have been circulated on-line.
At that point, Mr. Franco stated in an interview with Howard Stern, “They make it out like I’m pursuing young women. I’m not going to high schools looking for dates. I’m leaving my work and they’re coming there. So, I’m seeing attractive women.”
Ms. Paley stated she reached out to Mr. Franco in October after The New York Times revealed a document revealing that the movie manufacturer Harvey Weinstein had paid settlements to a number of girls who accused him of sexual harassment.
Ms. Paley stated she known as on Mr. Franco then to say sorry to her and to different girls who stated he mistreated them. She stated she didn't obtain an apology till a number of weeks later, when newshounds from BuzzFeed started making inquiries about Mr. Franco’s previous habits.
In a Tuesday look on CBS’s “The Late Show,” Mr. Franco informed the host Stephen Colbert, “The things that I heard that were on Twitter are not accurate, but I completely support people coming out and being able to have a voice.”
Mr. Franco added, “If there’s restitution to be made, I will make it. I’m here to listen and learn and change my perspective where it’s off.”
Appearing Wednesday on NBC’s “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” Mr. Franco stated, “I have my own side of this story, but I believe in these people that have been underrepresented getting their stories out enough that I will hold back things that I could say just because I believe in it that much.”
He added, “And if I have to take a knock because I’m not going to try and actively refute things, then I will, because I believe in it that much.”
The New York Times canceled a public TimesTalks interview with Mr. Franco, scheduled for Wednesday. “The event was intended to be a discussion of the making of the film ‘The Disaster Artist,’” The Times stated in a observation. “Given the controversy surrounding recent allegations, we’re no longer comfortable proceeding in that vein.”