However, Tither-Kaplan revealed she found it galling to see Franco support the campaign, as she has accused the 39-year-old actor of abusing his power as the head of Studio 4, the comedy and improv school that he abruptly closed in October last year.
James Franco attends The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. Five women, including Paley and Tither-Kaplan, then shared troubling experiences with Franco in published early Thursday.
The performers were asked to wear masks and lingerie for the shoot, according to Dusome, who also claims they were later asked whether they would remove their shirts.
She said: "I felt like I was selected for something based on my hard work and my merit, and when I realised it was because I have nice [breasts], it was pretty clear that was not the case. David Harbour won best supporting actor in a drama series for 'Stranger Things". Several of the accusations state that James Franco would become visibly angry when the actresses would not appear nude or were hesitant in undressing.
The Deuce star's attorney Michael Plonsker disputed all of the allegations and directed the Times to the comments that Franco made on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Tuesday, January 9.
"I have to do that to maintain my well being". He added, "I completely support people coming out and being able to have a voice because they didn't have a voice for so long". I think that we've all behaved, at a certain level, unconsciously, and done things that were insensitive, inappropriate, without necessarily understanding that they were. "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 that much", he said.