On Good Morning America, on Tuesday, Violet Paley and Sarah Tither-Kaplan detailed the sexual abuse that actor James Franco submitted them to.
Violet Paley and Sarah Tither-Kaplan are the two of the women who have accused actor James Franco of sexual misconduct – first on Twitter and now on television. On ABC’s Good Morning America from Tuesday, January 23, the two spoke in detail about the sexual harassment they have endured.
Violet Paley said she was forced to perform oral sex. “He kind of like pushed my head down and was like, saying, ‘come on’”. Paley added that she was expecting an apology from The Disaster Artist star to say the least.
Meanwhile, Sarah Tither-Kaplan recounted her experience in a class held by Franco about sex scenes in movies. She said that the actor “created exploitative environments for non-celebrity women on his sets”, most of the scenes being “gratuitous and exploitative”.
As mentioned, both women have first accused James Franco on social media, openly.
Paley picked on Franco’s #TIMESUP pin, asking him if he would remember he forced her to perform oral sex in his car when she was 17. She also mentioned another 17-year-old girl who had been his victim previously, without mentioning her name.
Tither-Kaplan invoked a contract she had signed with Franco, which she found abusive, a contract stipulating she would be paid $100 per day for full nudity in two of his movies.
Franco was first the target of another alleged victim, actress Ally Sheedy. It was her who first posted a tweet hinting to some form of sexual misconduct towards her, but she retracted it soon after.
James Franco addressed the accusations on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, earlier this month. “I have no idea what I did to Ally Sheedy”, the 39-year-old actor said, explaining that he and The Breakfast Club actress only worked together on one project.
As for the accusations brought by Violet Paley and Sarah Tither-Kaplan, James Franco said they were not accurate.