James Franco accused of sexual misconduct by five women including former students

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James Franco denies allegations of sexual misconduct

Executives at US cable network HBO are standing by James Franco after the actor was accused of inappropriate sexual behaviour earlier this week.

In total five women accused Franco of inappropriate behavior in the Times article, some claiming he would encourage acting students to be in sexual or nude scenes. Tither-Kaplan, a former Franco student, told the paper that while she was filming an orgy scene with Franco, he removed the protective plastic guard from her vagina while he was simulating oral sex on her.

Franco's interview with Meyers aired just hours ahead of an L.A. Times investigation that included testimonies from two of the women who spoke out against Franco on Twitter, as well as acting students and aspiring actresses with whom Franco allegedly had shared-at least at first-a mentor/mentee relationship.

One of the eager students said Franco, who she entered a romantic relationship with, pressured her into performing oral sex in a vehicle.

Aspiring filmmaker Violet Paley also alleged an incident in which Franco, who she was in a romantic relationship with at the time, pressured her into performing oral sex in a vehicle.

According to the Los Angeles Times report, Tither-Kaplan was asked by Franco in 2015 to play a prostitute in his feature film The Long Home.

Four of the women who came forward were Franco's students. Plonsker denied Paley's allegations to the Times, calling them "not accurate". So, if I've done something wrong, I will fix it.

She says he later apologized for having a sexual relationship with her while knowing that she was struggling with substance abuse, and on Twitter she characterized this apology as "overdue, annoyed, convenient".

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Franco was accused by five women of inappropriate behavior in a bombshell report published by the LA Times on Thursday.

Meanwhile, after allegations of sexual misconduct circulated on social media about James Franco, the actor told late-night host Stephen Colbert that the "the things I heard on Twitter are not accurate".

In 2014, he began an exchange on Instagram with a 17-year-old British girl he'd met in NY.

"Look, in my life I pride myself on taking responsibility for things that I have done".

Franco's publicist did not provide any additional statement from the actor when contacted by the Press Association. A common theme among the accusers' stories was the belief that Franco would help their careers if they agreed to his wishes.

"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", Franco told Meyers.

He said he had used "bad judgment" and had "learned my lesson".

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