Deal reached in suit alleging James Franco sexual misconduct
FILE - This Sept. 5, 2019 file photo shows James Franco at the premiere of HBO's "The Deuce" third and final season in New York. A settlement deal has been reached in a lawsuit that alleged James Franco intimidated students at an acting and film school he founded into exploitative sexual situations. A filing in Los Angeles Superior Court said a settlement had been reached in the class-action suit brought by former students at the now-defunct Studio 4. (Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES – A tentative settlement has been reached in a lawsuit that alleged James Franco intimidated students at an acting and film school he founded into gratuitous and exploitative sexual situations, attorneys for the plaintiffs said Saturday. In a subsequent interview on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” Franco called the sexual misconduct stories about him inaccurate, but said, “If I’ve done something wrong, I will fix it.
James Franco and Acting School Partners Sued by 2 Former Students Over Alleged Sexual Exploitation
"This led to an environment of harassment and sexual exploitation both in and out of the class," the lawsuit states. "The schools true goal was creating a constant pipeline of women Franco and others could exploit professionally and place in compromising sexual situations." This isn't the first time Franco has been accused of inappropriate sexual behavior. In January of 2018, Tither-Kaplan and another woman tweeted details of their experiences with Franco's alleged inappropriate behavior. RELATED CONTENT:James Franco Addresses Sexual Misconduct Allegations: 'If I Have Done Something Wrong, I Will Fix It'James Franco's Accusers Speak Out About Inappropriate Behavior AllegationsJames Franco Accused By Multiple Women of Inappropriate Sexual Behavior