James Franco has had his 2013 book "Actors Anonymous" and the womanizing commentary from the actor exposed following his win at the Golden Globes and allegations of sexual misconduct.
Passages from James Franco’s 2013 novel, “Actors Anonymous,” describing how the actor-director allegedly seduced “young girls” began circulating on social media Wednesday night, just days after the recent Golden Globe winner faced allegations of sexual misbehavior by his former acting students.
The Los Angeles Times on Thursday reported that five women, including four former students of Franco, who once ran an acting school, said he took advantage of them and pressured them to engage in sexually charged situations, including expectations of nudity and simulated sex acts.
Franco is denying the allegations, calling them “untrue.”
The novel, which received scathing reviews, is billed as a meditation on acting. The collection of confessional tales by anonymous actors, including Franco himself, blurs the lines between fiction and memoir, but in some chapters, Franco describes in graphic detail how he approaches women.
In one chapter, Franco described how he kept a steady stream of sexual partners: “I had something going with most of my female costars and worked up a routine so that I could see someone every night.”
He said that because of his frequent travel, he managed to meet young women all over the world, including cities like Rome, Portland, New York and Los Angeles.
“One of my favorite approaches was to ask the young girls that requested to take a photo with me to email me a copy of the photo; that way I can give them my info very quickly in front of a crowd of fans and later work out a way to see them.”
He wrote that when he was in Toronto screening his film, “127 Hours,” which earned him an Academy Award nomination for best actor, an “okay-looking” girl asked for a picture with him. She later emailed him but he said it was too late to meet because he had already spent the night with a Princeton student who volunteered at the festival.
“In the intervening months she had sent me plenty of photos of her body and especially her a– bent over in a G-string, so when she arrived at my Lower East Side apartment, I was ready and she was ready,” Franco wrote. “Not only did she allow me to do everything I wanted to her, she let me film it on my phone.”
In one particularly relevant passage, Franco described his view of acting teachers, saying they are “f—-d up.”
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James Franco has hit back at a woman who accused him of sexual misconduct as soon as he won an award at the Golden Globes.
From Page Six:
James Franco had some things to say about the sexual harassment accusations that were brought up after his Golden Globe win. The Disaster Artist director and actor appeared on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” to address the backlash he received on Twitter following the ceremony.
After talking about his film about The Room (aka “the worst movie ever made”), his Golden Globe win, giving his impression of Tommy Wiseau, and even bringing his brother on stage, Colbert asked about the Time’s Up pin he was wearing during the ceremony and the criticism he received.
“I do support [Time’s Up],” he started. “I was so excited to win, but being in the room that night was powerful. I support change.”
Franco told Colbert that he was aware of what Ally Sheedy had said. Shortly after his win, Sheedy sent out a vague tweet about Franco’s behavior in the past. The two worked together on the 2014 off-Broadway production of The Long Shrift. To this, Franco said, “I have no idea what I did to Ally Sheedy. I had nothing but a great time with her. I have total respect for her.” He said that they had fun working together and he said he couldn’t speak for her and reiterated that he did not know what he did.
Other women followed Sheedy’s tweet but were less vague. Violet Paley and Sarah Tither Kaplan tweeted out detailed accusations against Franco about inappropriate sexual behavior.
In regards to these tweets, he said, “In my life, I pride myself in taking responsibility for things I’ve done. I have to do that to maintain my well-being. I do it whenever something needs to be changed.” He said that things that were out on Twitter were “not accurate.”
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