James Franco has been accused of sexual misconduct or inappropriate behavior of five women, including students from his school for acting, US media reports.
Four of the actors-the Director of the former student and an actress who said Franco was her mentor, the LA Times said they were victims of abuse of “power”.
It comes after claims against Franco to social media after his best actor Golden Globe awards win on Sunday.
The star said the previous allegations on Twitter were “accurate”.
On Sunday, Franco the Globes, with visits of ceremony is a Time ‘ s bears Up pin on his lapel signalled its support for an initiative to combat sexual harassment in the movie industry and other workplaces.
That prompted the allegations of sexual misconduct against the 39-year-old on Twitter by Actresses Sarah Tither-Kaplan and violet Paley.
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On Thursday, Tither-Kaplan of the LA Times said that Franco took on a “abuse of power” on film-designed sets to create a “culture of exploitation-celebrity-women”.
She added that during a sex scene shot that had been removed three years ago, with Franco and some women, the actor, the plastic guards cover the actors’ genitals, while the Simulation of oral sex.
Two other students, the actor said that Franco was angry, during a photo shoot, to remove it as she refused to give up their shirts and bare their Breasts, reports the LA Times.
Franco taught a series of acting classes at two film schools in the year 2014 open, both with the name Studio 4.
Franco’s lawyer, Michael Plonsker, told the LA Times that the actor denies the allegations
In response to a request from BBC News, Franco public relations representative from slate PR Agency, please refer to the comments made by Franco in an interview earlier this week, in a talk-show host Stephen Colbert.
“The things I heard were on Twitter are not correct,” Franco said.
“I support people to and from the location, a voice to have, because you don’t have the voice for so long. I don’t want to stop you, in any way. It’s a good thing that I support.”
Actress Ally Sheedy has been occurring under the question of Franco’s at the Globes, where he won an award for his role in The disaster, the artist, of the details of the making, of the notorious 2003 film The room.
Sheedy posted a series of cryptic tweets during the ceremony, one of them asked of them: “Why is James Franco?”
“James Franco just won,” the other of her now-deleted posts read. “Please, never ask me why I left the film /tv business.”
Actress Rose McGowan, a prominent activist against sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry, said on Twitter that Hollywood was “selectively deaf” about James Franco.
At the end of the Twitter post of @rosemcgowan
This year s ceremony more winners address is looked up in Hollywood sexual abuse scandal in their speeches of thanks.
Many participants chose to wear black, in solidarity with the victims of sexual abuse and sexual harassment.