Saturday, April 05, 2014

Blind Items Revealed

October 17, 2013

This actor is almost A list. Really close. Right there at the brink. he is also an Academy Award winner/nominee. Oh, and he is an a-hole. Over the past few years you have had glimpses of what an a-hole he can be and some of that behavior has been written about here on the site in posts and in blinds. He is vindictive and is not a fan of women in general as many of the women have found out he has encountered. Have you noticed that he never dates anyone longer than a week or two and that he usually confines himself to one night stands?

Well, a lot of it comes from his violent past. He has talked a little bit about it but has really hedged his bets so to speak by pretending he never was involved and was just a witness. Not even close to being true. Our actor was right there for the gang rapes and the beatings. He was not only a participant but a leader too. Today when he goes out with people he shows that same kind of violent streak. One B list actress who went out with him once says he was fine in public but when they were alone she was scared she wasn't going to get out of there alive because he changed so dramatically. Another woman says she was followed by him constantly and that she too feared he would break in and attack her after she spurned his advances.

It makes you wonder if he will be able to contain his violent behavior as he grows older or if it will really show itself and land the actor where he belongs. Jail.

James Franco

133 comments:

The Real Dragon said...

I wonder what's his childhood trauma was

Sherry said...

Whoa! That's pretty crazy if true.

Derek Harvey said...

I only picture him hitting the bong not hitting women. I am also still wrapping my head around him being straight. *metaphorically of course*

veee said...

I really can't say I get this vibe from him at all. Creepy and a bit strange, yes. Violent, no.

Jonathan Andrew Sheen said...

"...so, girls, if he DMs you on Instagram, do not answer him!"

surfer said...

If this is true, why didn't anyone come forward or press charges?

Lady Heisenberg said...

So starts the fall of Franco. I have a very hard time imagining the texts this week were a stunt. I just posted a day or two before that scandal leaked that meeting young girls in hotels for quickies was EXACTLY his MO. It may have gotten publicity, but that shit was straight up EMBARRASSING.

JSierra said...

Yeah I just get this very eccentric, let me poop Picasso's on your back vibe.

#Gitit said...

I knew this was Franco, and so many crazies on here were saying it was Brolin (the one actor everyone blames for all violence against women). I'm so glad this one was revealed.

Basil said...

Woah! That is a dangerous reveal. Assault and rape is a pretty serious accusation. Not sure if I buy this blind since it sounds like 4th hand information, and we all know how reliable that is. Was he running around with gangs as a teen, or is this rape assault thing more recent, like something that would happen at a college party?

Anyway, I hope this isn't true. The guy certainly thinks very highly of himself, and he seems perfectly willing to take chances with his career (General Hospital, that book which I haven't read but heard it was pretentious, or semen on a Batman mask etc) but I'd still do him. As long as he was cleaned up down there. I do have standards.

Erinne said...

Victims of sexual violence do not come forward for a number of reasons, not the least of which is their often shoddy treatment by law enforcement, re-victimization in the judicial process, and the shaming process dominant culture indulges in to maintain secrecy and suggest normality around all acts of violence directed at women. A predator is a predator. Whether you get that 'vibe' or not. This disbelief stated by other commenters is evidence enough of the absence of validity ascribed to victims claims of abuse.

Derek Harvey said...

This website is hearsay so until it is proven us commenters questioning this do not necessary disbelieve. But it is not like the actual victim is telling her story...

Erika said...

Not buying it. He was with Ahna O'Rielly for years and they're still on good terms and they've worked together since. If he was violent, she would've seen it.

ItsCourtneyD said...

If this is true, ol boy needs a good old fashioned southern ass beating. These are pretty serious allegations so if they're false, that's messed up to accuse him. I don't get that vibe from him but people come in all sorts of flavors of crazy. I don't think the texting junk was a stunt at all and maybe that girl going public was a good thing...

Lady Heisenberg said...

#Getit GOT IT! ^5

Lady Heisenberg said...

I heart you

anda marie said...

I did hear about a girl at college one of the times he was taking courses, how he followed her around constantly & she was seriously scared of him.

wahoowifey said...

@Erinne "This disbelief stated by other commenters is evidence enough of the absence of validity ascribed to victims claims of abuse"... Excellent point!

LowKey said...

There is something ...off... about him.
I don't know why, he's very attractive and charming but he skeeves me out and always has.
Then again, many sociopaths are extremely charming.

Lady Heisenberg said...

Just look into his connections with kink.com and Princess Donna. Homeboy DEFINITELY is into rough shit, no denying that. Some people assume that sexual activity of that nature is inherently rape and cannot be consented to (ie Knox case & countless others). I really hope he ain't runnin around raping everyone out there...
HIDE YO KIDS, HIDE YO WIFE!

Sunshine said...

James Franco, you are a douchebag.

Count Jerkula said...

Please fill us in on the gang rape tales Fugazi Enty. I need to get some weeknd fapping in.

Kink is said to be converting the old amory into offices and moving production to Las Vegas. Measure B and the bill floating around CA government make CA very unfriendly for porn. CA doesnt need the jobs and tax revenue though, right? I believe the bill would make it illegal to exchange bodily fluids of any kind, so no kissing, dental dams, aand rubbers for bjs. It should also mean no kissing in mainstream stuff shot on CA so lets see if mainstream producers help fight it.

Sherry said...

Exactly @ Erinne.

Runswithscissors said...

Son-of-a-bitch of a reveal, Enty.

azdoc77 said...

Total lie. False blind reveal. Not James Franco.

Dishtlk said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Some of this would explain he penchant for the young ones, nieve is a characteristic guys like him exploit

NaughtyNurse said...

The sudden, drastic change in his attitude toward that girl in the texts early this week told a lot about his personality. He went from smiling in the first photo he sent, to super persistent and desperate, trying everything to convince her to sleep with him, to a creepy, angry guy flipping her off all within a few minutes. The guy is definitely sporting a personality disorder.

Dishtlk said...

Get outta here Seth Rogen... Jk

NaughtyNurse said...

Oh, and let's not forget the woman seated next to him on a plane, the one who claimed he insisted on watching porn on his laptop through the entire flight! That shows a serious lack of respect.

Dishtlk said...

Agreed! That whole convo gave me flashbacks to being 19 and this guy was nice had bought me a few drinks, then wanted to leave and I wasn't in to it. He snapped, called me all kinds names one sec then was apologizing the next... Needless to say I was thankful I never gave that guy my number or went anywhere by myself with him.

Derek Harvey said...

If it is not true could James not send the author of this site to prison or sue him till he/she is bankrupt and on the streets? This is the harshest most relevant blind revealed yet-no?

msgirl said...

I'm having a hard time believing this, if he was so violent it would have come out from his past relationships. This is disturbing because if it isn't true, it's a disgusting rumor to spread.

Scando Queen said...

What about the two girls he dated for five years apiece?

Prunella Buggerweeds said...

OMG he's the perfect guy for @headrot!

auntliddy said...

Dont know if this true, but i cld see it of him. Also sad we have a few candidates it cld have been. I think there is more crazy behavior nowadays than ever before. Dont know if its because people inadvertently "out" themselves on social media or why else. Troubling. Ive met guys like that too, all sweetness and light but then when you spurn them, they get nasty and youre a ct whore. Amazing how fast they switch gears.

Cornbread said...

Considering the victims paid off by celebrities like MJ and Bill Cosby, it's not far-fetched to see Franco doing this. I get the sociopath vibe from him, too. As the other commenter mentioned, that quick attitude change during the text exchange with the 17 year old shows that he has a mean streak.

Agreeing with everything Erinne said, as well. Victims of abuse DO stay quiet, for many reasons. You don't want to be re-victimized; you know that the initial reaction to accusations is disbelief; and sometimes (struggling on how to word this) you feel obligated to stay quiet out of respect and to avoid embarassment, say if it were a family member who were the abuser.

Altagracia CD said...

That guy James Franco, is freaking Fugly ugly I dont see what girls lookon him, he is arrogant and ugly a luser cant stand that MF, and the women date him, does not has dignity and it is all cos of the omey and fame that is my pont of view

ItsCourtneyD said...

I'm in no way belittling the validity or any victims. If this is indeed true, it's disgusting and horrible. Victims do not come forward due to the ridicule and humiliation and shame heaped upon them for no good reason. And that's an even bigger heartbreak and shame. I'm just saying if this isn't true, it's a hell of an accusation against someone which isn't fair either. I'm not saying he's a douche or he's squeaky clean and the texts to the young girl the other day was creepy the more I thought about it. He sure turned into an ass quickly...if these accusations are true, he needs an ass kicking. If they're not true, then he's got grounds to sue. Simply my opinion. This is a gossip website after all and not everything on here is gospel.

michaelbchnn said...

Another bs blind. Until recently James franco had been in a 5 year relationship with Ana oreilly.

Derek Harvey said...

Well expect some fanatic Franco fans cause the story has already been posted on his FB wall!!! lolll

Jenelle said...

"Our actor was right there for the gang rapes and the beatings."

Multiple instances of felonious assault and rape that you're aware of, and there's never been an arrest or hint of this I've read anywhere before?

Sorry dude. You get caught telling whoppers all the time, and I can't fathom how you avoid get sued. Not buying it.

CK76 said...

So partying with him and Bradley Cooper with the rumored Villanova cover-up would be a serious case of Russian Roulette?

msgirl said...

Absence of victims coming forward does NOT immediately say this bind is true. I agree that the majority don't want to speak, but he's been in too many high profile relationships.

I'm not saying it isn't true, and he is most definitely skeevy, but we should NOT jump to conclusions that this is true because Enty has it as a reveal.

hairydawg said...

^^^lol. "Ask him what happened at Villanova!"

good one CK.

are any of those crazy cat ladies who believed Himmm still around?

it took forever said...

Never liked that guy

headrot said...

franco grew up part of a satan worshipping cult iirc

Marcee said...

This made me LOL.

Marcee said...

Bound^

Pogue Mahone said...

I remember reading somewhere he was a Satanist too. This guy is seriously one messed up dude.

Sherry said...

LOL at the Satanist rumors. Now we're jumping the shark.

I will add that another issue with the victims is you oftentimes blame yourself. You think, wow, was I giving the wrong signals by being nice and flirting back?

I met a guy at a gym and hung out with him a few times. He asked me out on a date. Took me to dinner and then said, let's have some more drinks. And somewhere in there said, I think it would be great to get a nice room at the Drake Hotel and make love looking out over the city (Chi Town). I nicely stated as it was the first date that was a little too fast for me.

He then proceeded to drive very fast and tell me that he paid for my dinner and I OWE him. Total change of personality from good guy to evil guy. It was horrifying!! AND he wouldn't slow down or stop at the place where I was staying. I seriously thought I was going to have to jump out of a moving car.

I felt shame and blame on myself. It was odd. He was the one who picked the restaurant and asked ME out. And if I weren't a poor actress/flight attendant I would have offered to pay for half as I normally did before and after. It wasn't like I didn't hang out with the guy for a while either! Just snapped. Glad I made it out alive.

headrot said...

@sherry some james franco satanist search results.

https://www.google.com/search?q=james+franco+satanist&rlz=1C5CHFA_enUS565US566&oq=franco+satan&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0l5.6077j0j7&sourceid=chrome&espv=210&es_sm=119&ie=UTF-8

and i'm sorry about your experience. i know exactly what youre talking about. its unfortunate that culture and society conditions people to behave and think like that.

hairydawg said...

Well I heard he fucked Jud Apatow's dog, iirc

Lady Heisenberg said...

These events lately are just fascinating. I've been trying to follow all of it over the past several months.

Amy said...

Sometimes the blinds read like whoever wrote them just watched a movie or TV show with the person in it and is writing not about the person but about the character. James Franco's thug in Spring Breakers came out last year.

Tina Mallette said...

Closeted gay men have a lot of anger issues. The HBO series Shameless covers that subject quite well this season.

Seven of Eleven said...

Dayum.

I can't stand Franco, he drives me bats with his "I'm so multi-talented" schtick, but these are some pretty serious accusations. Taking part in gang rapes and assault?

@Sherry, that sucks. Glad you got out of it okay. I've seen people like that, perfectly nice on the surface but do something wrong and it's like flipping a switch. Scary stuff.

JenSacks said...

Gang rapes? Really? He is very good at hiding his true nature, then, because he seems stoned all the time.

Aeol said...

But what about DAVE Franco???

Junior Mints said...

I am catching up on this teenage girl tomfoolery and I have to say I really dislike this guy. creep. And its so disturbing reading teenage girl stans and these misogynist mens rights clowns defend him skeeving on this young girl. disgusted.

Blueeyes said...

I'm also having trouble believing the gang rape and beatings part -- not that he isn't creepy and weird. I know the family of one of the woman he dated (and is still friends with) for 5 years, and I find it really hard to believe they wouldn't have known something was up.

Lady Heisenberg said...

RE: Whether Enty will get sued (it's come up all over the posts today):

If you write something that you believe to be true and especially if you have some reasonable evidence to support your claims, it will be very hard to prove libel. That's why Enty dodges suits thus far. As long as he gets a tip or two in to back up something, he can write it with quite a low risk of being sued. Plus celebs tend to ignore blinds like these because drawing attention further to it often makes things worse, and they risk being compelled to open up about personal shit even more if they sue.

If Franco sues for libel, he would have to prove that Enty had mitigating knowledge of falsity or otherwise showed reckless disregard for the truth. That's hard to do and may not be worth the trouble, unless JF wants to risk being forced to open up all about his freaky sex life, and do so for the official record.

As I said earlier, I want to believe that this is all a misunderstanding- maybe all JF did was witness those kink shoots (which he did) that include rough shit like Public Disgrace etc. James frequented porn shoots of that nature, and a lot of those sets can be described as extreme S&M and gangbangs - some of these lead to physical injuries - but they are consensual (as I am aware). Because JF is promiscuous and definitely into rough shit, Enty can say he had further reason to believe tips of this nature to be true. I really hope that this is all BS, otherwise we could be looking at a huge problem with a lot of potential victims involved.

Either way, the texts were NOT a publicity stunt, as they made JF look like a total douche. However, Enty just gave JF EXACTLY what he needed with this shit. Way to go, buddy.

@sherry: HeisenHugs!!!

Discobitch said...

I wonder who he's pissed off in the upper hierarchy of hollyweird.

That kinda shit (aka crimes brushed under the rug, pedophilia rape etc) goes on more than we'll ever know in that place. Not getting all conspiracy etc but....

clearly4you said...

What is his relationship with his mom like? If this stuff is true, then I bet it's a dysfunctional one. Every guy I've dated with "mommy issues" hasn't been right in the head...

sifichick said...

Victims are blames a lot of the time. I know someone who was molested at 3. Her father caught the boys molesting her and blamed her. Her father called her a slut and a whore. Then took her in front of everyone at the party they were at and sat her down naked in front of everyone. Then they all proceeded to laugh at her. Which set her up to be abused for years and years. All because she wasn't protected that first time.

It's no wonder people don't come forward when they're molested or raped. They're made to feel guilty for something that was done to them. It's not like a 3yr old is going to go around asking for it.

Count Jerkula said...

I'm not a fan of Public Disgrace. SexAndSumbission.com and TheTrainingOfO.com are more my speed.

headrot said...

@sifichick a few people on here even, are into blaming the victims for abuse. its pretty insane that people do that, especially in this day and age.

BeckyMae said...

@LadyH thanks for that clarity around Enty being used, I wanted to ask about that a while ago!

Liv said...

Long time reader, first (ok, second) time poster and all that ... why is it that whenever Enty posts these blinds you're all complaining why he/she doesn't reveal the a-hole yet when he/she does, it's all "oh, I don't get that vibe from him". I guess most readers here are women and you find J.F. somewhat handsome and therefore find it hard to believe this blind reveal?

Jennmcn said...

I have always disliked that crazy ass little primadonna bitch. Perhaps his actions will finally make him disappear.

BeckyMae said...

@clearly word!! I dated a guy for 18 mths who was sweet as for the first six then turned into a raging emotional abuser who was proud of the fact that he never hit me. Used to call me every name under the sun, read my diary from my teens and questioned about EVERY boy in high school I'd crushed on and cheated on me with five women (that I know about, I'm sure there were more. Massive Mummy issues! He had the whole Madonna/whore thing in spades!!

headrot said...

@liv excellent observation!

@becky sounds like someone i knew as well. crazy! they all seem to be alike.

Seven of Eleven said...

@Liv, I think it's people not wanting to believe something of someone they like/admire, and yes, it's a huge part of the problem of victimization. People think they "know" someone and when something like this comes out, the victim is greeted with immediate skepticism.

The flip side of the coin is that someone can also use allegations like this to destroy a person's life, so there has to be at least some skepticism until the allegations are proven (in so far as much as they can be).

sifichick said...

@headrot It happens most of the time. There is still such a huge stigma attached to the victims of molestation/rape. It's sick that people blame the victim instead of the person who harmed them.

PJ said...

I really, REALLY don't like blinds like this. If it's true then Enty is required by law or at least ethical and moral obligation to report what he knows to the police and not on a f*cking gossip website! Ppl playing guessing games here about things like who could have commited child/teen/gang rapes is disgusting and so inappropriate I don't even know where to begin. Shame on those who participate.

Seven of Eleven said...

@sifichick, that is a horrendous story. I can't even imagine the very idea of laughing at a naked three year old who had been molested. I hope your friend is well.

Derek Harvey said...

To say people are saying that because James is attractive we are dismissing this story is stupid and sexist. We are dismissing this story because it is on a gossip blog with no actual proof. And I hate to break it to you but some women have lied about being raped. It has happened. I personally believe in victims rights as a priority but it could easily be some jilted lover etc. spreading lies. I know of 2 girls who have claimed to be raped and later on admitted that is was a lie. Some woman are liars and very crazy. It is horrible because that is what makes people question scenarios that should have never been questioned in the first place. But to go around and tell people of events like this and not actually pursue it with the law is irresponsible. Its not some creep at a school yard or a man grabbing your ass at a bar. To claim to be a rape victim and tell others but not tell the police is cowardly. You are just allowing the guy to do it to more people...

headrot said...

@sifi i know all too well. best to your friend.

Leekalicious said...

@Low Key
Very true re sociopaths. A celebrity, especially a skilled actor such as James Franco, who is hiding this kind of activity would be very skilled at explaining things away, and in the end could have the victim/victims blaming themselves and not know whether they are coming or going.

Renoblondee said...

0_o

Meanie Rhysie, Enty #27 said...

I fucking heart Proonie.

Zeeky_Boogy_Doog said...

On "Futurama" (I think) they had these robot blanks, that you could load programming into, to make whatever person you wanted.

That's kinda the way I see a lot of the blind items on here. Like they're written about nobody in particular; then when there's a scandal, drop in that celebrity's name. Had James Franco not fucked up, this could have easily been Mickey Rourke, or any other actor dude with a bad reputation.

That said, no idea if it's true or not. Those are serious allegations, much worse than "actress handed her baby to airline passenger, cried, and drank whiskey in the lavatory" posts. If there is truth to the blind, someone needs to get the Feds in on it.

NaughtyNurse said...

Regarding James Franco always seeming like he is stoned, he claims to never drink or use drugs, aside from being a Starbucks junkie.

Junior Mints said...

oh snap Derek Harvey with the 'some women lie' bullshit. wtf with the onslaught of mens rights trolls to CDAN suddently-did this blind get cross posted somewhere. Sorry cats but I can't deal with the sexist/misogynist douchenozzles today.

I wish enty would post another Renner blind. Did he ever reveal the secret engagement in the closet one from a few months ago?

Malibu Borebee said...

These stories about Franco have been around for years. This reveal is not difficult to believe and in my opinion it's true. However, the people who doubt it don't deserve to be shamed.

A college friend of mine was a thief. I had no idea. Things went missing, other friends began accusing her but I didn't believe it. I didn't see her that way and it was weird to think of someone I knew and liked as a thief. Eventually I learned the truth but prior to that I hadn't been re-victimizing her accusers or choosing to be a thief-supporter. It just took me a while to believe it.

People are allowed to doubt these allegations until more evidence is presented or until they come around. It doesn't make them women-hating rapist-enablers. It makes them human and it's not the worst thing about human nature.

Derek Harvey said...

A lot of chicks seem to be throwing around the term "misogynist" yet don't seem to know the actual meaning...SMH. "Mens Rights" trolls? This is not a feminist website, it is an entertainment website.
Some women do lie. Every single one of us knows someone that has about rape or abuse.

Leekalicious said...

@Zeeky
Yes, That was Futurama and the Lucy Liu robot.

MadLyb said...

I'm having a hard time believing this one. At least I hope it's not true. However, it's possible he might commit gang rape to study for a role. You know, 'cause he's so "method".

Lady Heisenberg said...

Just for the record: I am not saying JF didn't do this or is not capable. He damn well may be and if what I hear is true, it's pretty likely he may be. All I'm saying is that I truly HOPE it's not true

headrot said...

@zeeky great analogy!

lucy liu-bot

headrot said...

@zeeky great analogy!

lucy liu-bot

headrot said...

@naughtynurse the vacant stoned look in someone who does not do drugs can indicate psychosis.

Lady Heisenberg said...

Not necessarily. If this is true, I pray it's not because the scope could end up even bigger than the ongoing case against Ian Watkins. The behavior typically escalates over time, but also can change due to illness or things like drug use. Watkins dated celebs like Fearne Cotton before started trying to rape babies. He became strung out on meth while in LA and his sex addiction and related behaviors then escalated.

Lady Heisenberg said...

You are welcome.
It took me a long time to wrap my head around that too. You have to PROVE they knew it was false and published it any ways. Hard to do. The impact of the publication (CDaN) is also very limited in terms of damages -it's not a circulating magazine for example. I however, would not be surprised if Enty has been sued or threatened with suits. Out of court settlements type of thing

Sillygurl said...

Omg! Poop Picasso's on your back sounds like something James Franco would request!! Lolllllll

Lady Heisenberg said...

James is not only a gifted actor, he is incredibly resourceful, attractive and highly intelligent. He clearly does not respond well to women denying his advances either. You add a young hot celebrity to the picture, we are talking about A LOT of potential victims.

NaughtyNurse said...

Malibu is correct. You NEVER know what is really going on in another person's head or home until they make a mistake. I, for one, had no idea that somebody near and dear to me was one of the worst type of criminals out there until he messed up and got caught. Horrible people rarely walk around or acting like the stereotypical creepy guy.

NaughtyNurse said...

"…rarely walk around looking or acting like the stereotypical creepy guy."

loopymommy said...

According to Seth Rogen, Franco doesn't partake of the bong. Maybe he should.

Mandeeba said...

I actually heard from a friend of mine about one of her friends who dated him for a bit, and he hit her when in private. Not in a consensual way. I always thought she was full of crap, and that was a BS story, but after this reveal, I buy it...

Flora Goforth said...

So it would be a bad idea for me to invite James Franco, Bradley Cooper and John Cusack over for a quiet dinner and perhaps some cards.

AB said...

Exactly. Thank you for pointing that out!

Stepforded said...

I worked with a guy with a personality like this recently. It was only for a couple of days, but felt like two days too long. He was quite polite on meeting, and seemed to be a quiet, reserved type of guy until something - and that could be anything (birds tweeting too loudly; people talking too loudly) set him off. And when that happened he would blow up into a great rage, shouting, slaming things onto tables, hissing with such fierce at people that he'd be spitting. He'd then retreat to his trailer, where he'd stay for a good period, holding up production and costing time and money. It was crazy. He had two assistant-type people who were constantly in fear of him, but doing whatever they could to 'make it better'. Stuff that. He doesn't have a partner now, but was married to a woman for quite a few years who finally had enough of the rage and violence and filed for divorce. Why do people like this keep getting work? And who the hell in their right mind would want to work for him? I made a comment to the casting director about it and she shrugged her shoulders and said he has a fan base, which they rely on for the production to be a success, so there's little they could do. At some point you have to say that the money isn't THAT good. There's a special place in hell for people like this.

ichabod absolom said...

i didn't even want to scroll down to see who this was after reading it, i had to force myself. no attorney is going to put a name to something like this if it isn't true. which righteously sucks

Stepforded said...

@NaughtyNurse - very good points, and I agree wholeheartedly. I was skeptical about the young woman who released those texts, thinking she was after a quick climb to fame, and I also thought that she might have left bits out of what was handed over - just releasing a selection. But now, after reading Enty's reveal, I'm not so sure. And I've met people who can change rapidly like that, so now this is just ... creepy ... disturbing. She had a lucky escape! I don't find him remotely attractive, but he doesn't give me the straight-up creep factor that someone like Josh Brolin or Matt Damon do either ... yuck.

Stepforded said...

@Derek Harvey - I think the footer at the bottom 'might' just mean that they can get away with it. I was surprised that one of the weekly womens' magazines here - 'New Idea' (we like to call it 'No Idea') - repeated Enty's reveal about Brad Pitt and Miranda Kerr a couple of weeks back, and apparently Angelina read the magazine and was furious. That, I can't imagine, as most (but not all) celebs don't bother to read all the tittle-tattle written about them, but I could imagine an assistant reading it and informing her. Anyhoo, because that particular story went viral in little old New Zealand, at the bottom of the planet, then imagine what would happen if this one did the same? I'm not sure it will, because James Franco isn't such a hot topic as Brad, Angelina and Miranda, in these parts ... but you never know.

Stepforded said...

Maybe they're too ashamed to speak out - although they have done nothing wrong, they feel a sense of shame that they got tied up with him? Don't know for sure - just theorising. Is he like this with prostitutes and not lovers? Could be - again, just speculating.

Stepforded said...

@Sherry - OMG that sounds incredibly frightening!!!! So pleased you made it out safely.

I trust nobody. Absolutely nobody. My inner circle remains that. I'd rather be lonely than always on edge, worried about my safety.

I have close friends who meet up with guys they meet online. I warn them - especially given the terrible things that go on in this country (just last week some guy killed a woman, leaving her body in her car boot parked in a supermarket, before picking up two foreign hitchhikers, attacking them and leaving them in a critical condition [doing okay now, but still in hospital]). And in this morning's Sunday paper I read about some guy being let out on bail who has a rare condition where he believes high profile strangers - TV reporters, politicians and the like - are in love with him, and he stalks them constantly.

OMG - there are just far too many freaks and weirdos out there!

Stepforded said...

@Discobitch - that sounds like the sort of thing I'd normally say. And yep, I'm definitely a Conspiracy Theorist.

But in this case, I don't think it's comparable to what I believe is happening with Chris Brown - Brown seems incredibly stitched up with no way out, from what I'm reading.

With Franco, I think he has brought it on himself. If it was a case of him pissing the wrong people off, then he would've been arrested for "something", and a whole lot of this shit would've been leaked slowly.

The Powers That Be don't pussyfoot around - if you mess up you might be lucky enough to get one or two chances to make it up to them (a la Bieber); or not ... depends on how much money you can make for them or what you're willing to do.

If they were exercising this with Franco something big would've happened to him already, to scare him back into line ... which doesn't appear to be the case.

Stepforded said...

@PJ - yes, but you can't just report something based on hearsay. You would need to convince the victims to come forward and make statements, and provide hard evidence. All easier said than done.

Princess C. Bananahammock said...

Spot on!

Alita said...

IKR Ichabod - lawyers never lie, which is why they're known as society's pillar of probity ;)

Lady Heisenberg said...

True that Stepforded. A lot of sexual predators are excellent in compartmentalizing. They may also have a SO on hand just to bolster the facade that they are just a regular joe

Lady Heisenberg said...

@Alitatotle hey girl! Looks like Franco better call Saul!!!

Alita said...

@JSierra
Reckon Franco would go for something a little more (obscure than Picasso, so you can gaze in awe at his limitless knowledge) artistically in keeping with his current intellectual paradigm like Jean Metzinger, so that you could (once again have it rammed down your throat that Franco is smarter than all of us) truly visualise his complexity* as an artisté and a human being.

* this means you should take your clothing off for him

PS: HTML codes for strike out text don't work in blogger :(

Count Jerkula said...

The disclaimer at the bottom of the page doesn't mean a thing. I could put a disclaimer on my car saying "The driver is not responsible for any damage caused by this car." and it would hold as much weight in court as the CDAN disclaimer.

Lady Heisenberg said...

I agree. Borbee's post was exquisite.

Lady Heisenberg said...

Why am I not surprised that these kinds of claims are now POPPING UP

WUWT? said...

Relating to some of the shared experiences described above, and James Franco's text messages:
For a brief time many years ago, I was working at a place where I was the only female. Two guys asked me out during that time. Both were completely wrong for me, so I turned them both down. One went into a rage, calling me all sorts of names, knocking over chairs and workstations and telling me to clear out of his way from then on. I had not led him on in any way before that. I was terrified. The other was very disappointed that I turned him down, but asked if it was ok if we continued to chat at work. Of course it was. He continued to be very cordial to me, probably hoping I'd change my mind. ANYWAY, I decided it's not a bad idea to turn a guy down initially to see how they handle disappointment and perceived rejection. Because life is going to get a lot harder than unreturned advances, and if that sparks violence or unpredictable anger, then you are seeing a clearer picture of their true character than they'd show you while they are still in the impression-making mode.

Stepforded said...

@Count Jerkula - LOL! True that.

Alita said...

Hi there, Lady, hope you're having a good weekend!

AndyCane said...

" in Franco's book, even that is dispensed with as he describes a rape only to examine the repercussions of how it affects not the victim but her now boyfriend, referred to as The Actor"

"In the book, Franco also includes some frankly bizarre, ill-thought-out statements such as when talking about movie-making conventions writing, "In comedy you can get away with subject matter like masturbation, rape, and death much easier than in dramas where the material is used for its disturbing aspects." Oh yes, how often we refer to the great rape comedies, that happens approximately never."

" his female characters in particular are mind-bogglingly terrible as well as given charming nicknames like Diarrhea and C**ty"

http://i.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/books/9360602/James-Francos-dreadful-new-book

I don't do clicky

Anna Katherine Nonymous said...

the next Chris brown. he'd better get some help before he hurts anyone seriously and she decides to go for her fifteen minutes.

Georgina Rogers said...

Ha ha ha ha. This is fake guys. He is a really nice guy and I know him. He offered to house me when I was in trouble. He also only treated me with respect as a women and was relationship only. Where I think this blind item came from is someone who read his books so assumed he is violent? I don't think the source knows him. I have no idea why his books are violent, I think he likes to be controversial and artsy and that means pushing the boundaries. I'm serious please don't believe this story. I never comment on celebs I know on sites like this. But this story went to far. He's really sweet.

teratoma said...

Bullshit reveal.

ichabod absolom said...

Georgina..."went too far"? it went into *legally actionable* territory which I don't think a supposed lawyer would chance...The most charming men out there are narcissists/sociopaths. They certainly aren't going to get any play acting openly crazy.

TLP said...

I don't buy it. Gang rapes and violent activity, especially over years as this implies, would result in some sort of rumor mill. In today's age of "Lindsey buys tampons" stories, a long time criminal like this would be whispered about and in the internet age, it would be everywhere. I mean, look at the Nick or Disney producer guy who is named as a pedophile. Why wouldn't a more well known person like JF be named everywhere?

And brother where does brother Dave fit in all this?

Don't believe it. Besides, I dated a raging stoner. He could barely form a sentence. Getting it up was out of the question. And no emotional expression whatsoever. Except happy when he had good weed.

krychek said...

i agree with everything you said.on an another note,i love malibu,make up and barbies.

Rose said...

Based on the context of this blind I don't buy JF being leading gang rapes. You can be into rough or kinky consensual sex. This blind mentions he never dates women for more than a few weeks but he had two long term girl friends back to back. He dated a model long term and before that he dated an actress from The Practice/Full House and lived together.

Maybe the allegations are true but the facts used to support them are false.

@clearly4you, from what I've seen in the Francos videos posted on funnyordie they have a good relationship. JF also had her act opposite him when he was on General Hospital. I don't think she is an actress but he had her play his mom. He has a good relationship with his grandma as well.

lulu said...

The Scottish 17 year old had to cancel all of her social media accounts because of all the hate she was getting over an instagram conversation so imagine if someone actually accused him of something like rape.

And being in a relationship has little to do with whether someone is capable of deception or even violence. People cheat all the time but there are also wives who don't know their husbands are bigamists, teachers who secretly molest their students, spouses with serious gambling problems, etc. No one is together 24 hours a day, it's not hard to hide things, especially if your lifestyle involves a lot of travel or long work hours.

Marla Sokoloff wrote songs about JF after she broke up with him & they weren't happy tunes.

People seem sweet because on the surface they are, it's what they're trained to do. Acquaintances generally aren't going to be outwardly rude or disrespectful, especially if they've created a persona or have an image to maintain. I live in a Philly suburb & last year a Philly cop was arrested for raping 2 women & abusing his girlfriend. He had previously been honored by Obama for heroism.

Who knows whether this is true. JF did "research" when he made the movie Sonny & there were rumors about him being a 'gay rapist' so it's not like stories like this are new. It's a blind item on a gossip blog so you take it with a grain of salt, but you never know what's really going on unless you actually walk around in someone's shoes.

TLP said...

@sifichick- your story about the 3 year old made me a little sick to my stomach. No change that. A lot.

caralw said...

I am not going to believe serious allegations like this until someone comes forward. Convenient and obvious timing on the part of the Entern. Plus there's that pesky disclaimer.

Jeri said...

He blamed the 17 year old & social media for tricking him.

versace buckles said...

I agree withNaughty Nurse above: my intuition about him changed dramatically after reading the end of that transcript