Thursday, January 11, 2018

James Franco Accused By Five Women - There Are Plenty More Coming



The LA Times got five women to go on the record about behavior by James Franco that was an abuse of power. Two of them women had previously called out James on social media. What I think is going to be next is there is going to be a flood of women from his "acting schools," who are going to come forward and repeat the same stories told by these five women. Basically, Franco promised them roles in his movies if they agreed to get naked or have sex with him. If they refused, then they would get no roles. Even if they did get a role, it was more often than not for hooker or stripper or some other throwaway character.

It also appears that the only students in his acting classes who ever got considered for roles were women. No guys. I wish the Times would have asked his attorney, who denied all the charges, why the two acting schools closed in the dead of night without any notice.

One of the acting students said a shoot was in a strip club for what was supposed to be a jeans commercial. She says when everyone got there, it obviously had nothing to do with jeans and was just an excuse for Franco and his pals to film a bunch of women in lingerie and masks. When he asked which women would get topless or naked and none agreed, he stormed off.

There is one movie discussed where it sounds as if Franco just wanted to have sex with a bunch of women and have them naked while they worshiped him and then put it all on film with no hope it would ever see the light of day outside his living room. The guy is so exploitative. 

52 comments:

aanjheni said...

WTH is with that picture and why does it look like blood all over that woman?

MontanaMarriott said...

Remember last Oscar season when Casey Affleck was accused of sexual harrasment? He went on to win the Oscar and nothing was done. I really, really, REALLY hope history does not repeat itself here.

Tricia13 said...

She looks like she’s being held captive....😰
So much for him being closeted in any way(though I still think there will be more emerging stories that may suggest otherwise). He certainly seems to be especially predatoriAl to women ,however.

SaltyVeruca said...

One of the classes offered at his school was James Franco’s Sex Scenes master class. That right there is my new nightmare.

Lyla said...

Fear in her eyes

Truthseeker said...

I am not going to comment on this one much. 1st, because I can not read the full story, as I have read all my free articles this month on that site. sigh.. but if it is the same girl that was on twitter that they interviewed I have issues with her. She signed a contract for 100.00 to be fully nude in a film, she did this not once but twice, her story never indicates any assault, just that he wanted nude women in a film. Sure that makes him a bit perv, but come on. She said she talked to him once about the fact that the nudity did not seem necessary or whatever, well its his "film" Quentin does not need to have 7million gallons of fake blood in a film either, but its his..
Now if he is telling other women that he will only give them a part etc if they sleep with him, that is totally different. That is abuse of power, and the ones where I have heard that he assaulted is a total different issue was well.
He is a pig, but the ones that are using this # to try to get their 15 minutes of fame, are going to do more harm than good for those that were truly abused.

Lunch Lady said...

He has a Terry Richardson thing going on in that picture. The woman looks like she is ready to go home and take a shower.

Sd Auntie said...

What a creep. Justice WILL be served.

Joseph P Blow, Kokomo PD said...

Let me get this straight: he wears suspenders and he has a tattoo of suspenders? What a fucking knob.

Sd Auntie said...

Terry Richardson and his wife skinny make my skin crawl. I knew something was up with those two. Vomit inducing couple

Truthseeker said...

ONe more thing, this picture was taken on the set of The Long Home, Is that Ashley Greene in the picture? SO btw Yes it appears to be blood, it also is shot on scene so there is blood on her.

just sayin' said...

+1 He's definitely cut from the same cloth as Terry Richardson, Lunch Lady.

Truthseeker said...

@Joseph P Blow, Kokomo PD hardly, yes it appears he has suspenders tattooed, however this photo is shot on a movie set, the tattoos are not real.

Don Kieballs said...

Truthseeker - just open the NYTimes in an incognito tab. That's what the rest of us do (at least me) to avoid their paywall.

Khaleesi said...

It doesn't look like Ashley Greene to me, @Truthseeker.

just sayin' said...

This is pretty much how I see James Franco:
Franco with Cast on set of "The Long Home" 

Cail Corishev said...

Just from reviews of his movies, I already considered Franco one of the most punchable, pretentious knobs I've seen in a long time. But in a world where "consenting adults" is the only requirement, I can't see anything illegal here. Seedy and exploitative, sure, but not illegal, unless he made specific promises and then broke that contract, which would be hard to prove since surely nothing was written down. But maybe it will prompt others to come forward with more serious charges.

-B said...

and yet in some of the yahoo articles there are plenty of women that say he can ride them anytime for free. Does it make what he did right? absolutely not, but there are plenty of women that are willing to look the other way to get their piece. Sad

just sayin' said...

A google image search identifies her as Thaila Ayala.

Alexandria Anna said...

Good! Thank God. The end is near for him...hopefully.

just sayin' said...

So infuriating that he keeps saying on late night tv how he's not going to make comments on the accusations against him because it's a cause he cares so much about.

Winston Smith said...

It seems this purging is only happening with movie and TV personalities but what is being alleged is child play compared to hats going on in the music business (yeah Russell Simmons but he has been out for awhile).

I guess we will see how deep this goes...or if this is only surface level with easy targets.

just sayin' said...

Wasn't at least one of his "schools" located on a high school campus?

shuttertosync said...

Same. You just made me throw up in my mouth a little. (btw luv the name)

Khaleesi said...

I feel like he will end up recovering from this...unless those that haven't come forward, have some different stories to tell. Yes, it could very well affect his nomination for an Oscar, but I don't think he'll be gone forever.

Kay said...

Even if he made promises like, "sleep with me for this part," and KEPT those promises, it's still illegal.

Truthseeker said...

:( Sadly I am at work @Don Kieballs and can not use the incognito feature. I will have to wait until i get home tonight to read the full article. It takes less than 15 minutes on the 1st of the month for me to expire all my "free' views on the news websites. I am kinda a junkie for news.

german alvarez said...

Who's telling us this is entertainment and why are we listening?

rosie riveter said...

This is just the tip of the iceburg
Burn it all down bitches

My hemorrhoids finally went away! said...

truthseeker: Try clearing your cookies as well as incognito.

Carolina Prado said...

@just sayin' it is her. She's a Brazilian "actress" and almost full-time yachter (since her career didn't take off).
A lot of people know her to be a high-level escort, but it's always kept under the rugs. There were rumors regarding her connection to Franco, some people say she was hired by him as an escort and that's how she snatched a little part in one of his movies, while others say she enrolled in one of his acting schools and slept with him for the part.

longtimereader said...

Again, i'm wondering how much seth rogen was involved in this.

Rafael said...

Hey Jared Leto...you are the next!

BayAreaGirl said...

@Truthseeker, I think you'll have a different view after you read the full article. Sadly, I see this kind of exploitation a lot...in many industries.

To Enty's question, the article mentions that the acting schools closed abruptly on several occasions. I suspect there's already another pending article that will focus specifically on why they closed and that said article with make Franco's statements look outright lies. That's how the New Yorker & NYT handled the Weinstein story.

BayAreaGirl said...

@Truthseeker, also try a different browser.

BayAreaGirl said...

@Carolina Prado, is Thaila Ayala the same escort mentioned in The Web blinds??

Joseph P Blow, Kokomo PD said...

Thaila Ayala? Isn't she in Woody Woodpecker?

Sign Name Below said...

@Truthseeker I read the article and I hope you are able to read it incognito when you get home. I had an initial reaction to her tweets in line with yours (sorta) but the article looks much worse when told in full. IMO she should not have attempted to put her story out there 140 characters at a time. She did herself no favors by the condensed version. Anyway, read the article for a fuller story and see if you agree with me.

Congrats to Enty for another proven story. Keep on them in 2018!

PS Entern should have written "Two of THOSE women", not "Two of them women."

Grammar Police out. Peace.

Sign Name Below said...

This ^

Carolina Prado said...

@BayAreaGirl if the blind you're mentioning is the one regarding Cornell and Bennington, then no.
She's just one of those talentless actresses who rarely score any part as a lead and yet attends every single after party and big event, red carpets and so on. She would often post pictures of her yachting and traveling around, most Brazilians are unfamiliar with the whole yachting industry so people here just think she's living the glam life and made it in Hollywood.

@Joseph P Blow, Kokomo PD yes she's in that movie.

Lucius Cassio said...

I'm surprised, just like Piven, why is that no guys have come forward to denounce Franco? He's known to hook up with barely legal teen boys too. So this is my story I was planning on telling back in the other blinds. I'm a trilingual guy who makes a living off PR and using my language skills to travel the world as an interpreter to CEOS, executives and then totally by chance celebrities in hollywood.

So in 2012, Franco was in Sao Paulo (Brazil) to promote something I can't remember, I think it was for Sao Paulo Fashion Week or something. Anyway... He headed down to a famous gay club called "A LOCA" (the crazy lady), known for being an underground haven of street artists and obviously a gay club. Franco went down on a particular Sunday, where they hold a famous gathering named Grindr (I kid you not, that precedes the gay app by a decade though). This night is known for two things: one its a night for rock lovers who happen to be gay, two, its a matinee so teenagers can hang and unlike the Brazilian night life that starts as 11pm and goes up to 10 am next morning, this one ends at 1 am, so that teens can attend.

So Franco went down there and hooked up with two guys (they could've been of age, but were nonetheless very young looking, one did sport a beard though). His pictures even circulated around Brazilian Social Media, it was no secret. You can't find the pictures anymore, but if you google "A LOCA" + "James Franco" several pages of his antics at the gay club are still up. You can use google to translate them and check for yourself.

As a bonus point, Daniel Brühl also hooked up with some guys at this club when promoting 'Good Bye Lenin' at the Sao Paulo International Film Festival, but as an European I don't think he cared. Several celebrities heading down Brazil to the renowned festival or to promote a brand end up at this gay club. I've heard Ashton Kutcher did it too but can't find proof. He did stay at a hotel close to it, so who knows? Bye.

Sign Name Below said...

Thanks for the personal insight @Lucius Cassio

Rachewbacca said...

Cail, "punchable, pretentious knob," love it...will always hear that in my head upon ever having the misfortune to see Franco's face.

Tricia13 said...

That’s what I referred to (notvyour info), but his other proclivities in my post above... and then Enty did a blind about it— and I hope the reveal is soon,because it means he will be exposed .
Let’s see him try and worm his way out of that on Colbert.....😏

Carolina Prado said...

@Lucius Cassio that's not shocking at all. I personally don't think Franco or any celeb, as a matter of fact, would have to attend matinees to hook up with teens and tweens in Brazil, it's the most common thing and I bet that gay club thing was just the tip of the iceberg, he probably had teens and tweens sent over to his hotel throughout his stay.
We're a doomed country, kids are hypersexualized and if anyone says anything they're labeled as oppressors (google "MC Melody" to see what I'm talking about).
Modeling agencies also pimp their underage models to celebs and executives and it's no big deal. You might've heard of Rede Globo (the #1 soap operas network in the country) and they have created their own little Hollywood within the network itself.
A few years ago (maybe 2015, not sure) there was a mini-series called "Secret Truths" ( "Verdades Secretas" as its original titled) which revolved around the dirt behind scenes at modeling agencies. It was the story of this 16 year old model who sold herself as a prostitute to powerful executives in exchange for landing big gigs and how the agency encouraged it.
She "fell in love" with a powerful man twice her age, he married her mother as an excuse to have full access to her at all times and the public failed to see things for what it was: pedophilia. Instead, they "rooted" for the couple.
So when I say we're a doomed country, believe me. It's no different from Hollywood, only less glamorous.

Count Jerkula said...

I dont see the issue. He offered roles for sex, and chicks agreed. Chicks were asked to get naked. Xhicks participated in art projects. Where is the problem?

Kendrick Schroder said...

Do they feel bad about snubbing "Get Out" yet?

Lucius Cassio said...

Compilation of the articles I found. I'll try to highlight the juicy bits.

1 - http://www.identidadeg.com.br/2012/11/o-versatil-ator-james-franco-da-loca.html

"Versatile thespian James Franco: from A Lôca to Gucci

Glamurama, UOL, Yahoo, Terra and several other news outlets had reported that Franco arrived surrounded by young guys trying to mingle and keep it anonymous and hit the floor [at the gay venue] but his cover was quickly blown out the window. Pics are nowhere to be found. According to several witnesses he had a time."

2- https://noticias.bol.uol.com.br/ultimas-noticias/entretenimento/2012/11/12/james-franco-curte-noite-paulistana-em-boate-gay.htm

"James Franco enjoys Sao Paulo's gay night life

"After dining at fancy Figueira Rubaiyat, on Jardins neighborhood, he headed to A Lôca, the famous LGBT club".

3 - http://paroutudo.com/2012/james-franco-vai-a-balada-gay-em-sao-paulo/

"Sex symbol to 9 out of 10 gays and women around the globe, hunk James Franco hit the floor, last Sunday 11, at one of the oldest gay clubs in town, A Lôca, located at Frei Caneca street.
[....]

As reported by Glamurama, Franco was surrounded by young guys as if he was just another patron. The actor is in town [Sao Paulo] to promote a new fragrance from Cucci at the JK Iguatemi Shopping Mall next Monday 12."

There you have it. :)

You can google translate the others:

https://gauchazh.clicrbs.com.br/geral/noticia/2012/11/james-franco-e-visto-em-balada-gay-em-sao-paulo-3948484.html

http://ficaquietinho.com/james-franco-se-diverte-loucamente-em-boate-gay-de-sp/

In case you're curious about the club, here's their Facebook Page.
https://www.facebook.com/ClubeAlocaOficial/

I wanna go on record saying I'm against outing people in the closet but in the case of this POS and his sleazy connections to all the horrible stories we already know, that's my contribution.

You're welcomed.

just sayin' said...

Lucius Cassio: great points. Adn there's the old story about him savagely raping his boyfriend 10 years or so ago (leaving him bloodied.) His taste for pretty young men (imo) was the reason for his post Golden Globe dinner exclusively for other Best Actor nominees, since it's not a tradition. I suspect he wanted a way to meet Timothée Chalamet without being obvious.

Lucrezia said...

I Googled MC Melody and after seeing some of the photos of her and being shocked and disgusted that a parent would allow this, I was even more disgusted to learn she is only 10 years old. Wikipedia stated that she is one of Brazil’s most influential children on the internet. That is terrifying to think of other girls wanting to emulate this hyper sexualized little girl.

Tricia13 said...

Thanks Himmmmmm💕

YeahYouKnowThatsRight said...

If a guy offers you something you value in exchange for something he values that's called prostitution NOT sexual assault. If you're going to be a prostitute then you should know your price before the sex act because you don't get to cry about it later. So stupid.

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