Three women recently spoke to Inside Edition and shared their stories of sexual abuse by actor James Franco and their only wish is for him to apologize and change.
Violet Paley, Sarah Tither-Kaplan and Tatjana Liepelt are all accusing the 39-year-old actor of sexually exploiting them.
“He’s a good actor,” Liepelt said. “If he acts like he has nothing to hide and he really does believe people will believe it.”
On the other hand, there’s Sarah Tither-Kaplan, who was a student in Franco’s acting school. She is accusing the actor of exploiting her and pressuring her into doing scenes of nudity in a film.
“I don’t even know what to say — I’m terrified for my career,” Tither-Kaplan said. “It was a lot of nudity and sex scenes that I felt were not artistically justified and were added in after the fact.”
And then there’s Liepelt who worked as James Franco’s assistant for a while and was also involved with him romantically.
“He definitely has two personalities,” Liepelt said. “That doesn’t mean that he doesn’t have a great sweet side, but when he has his other side, it is the complete polar opposite.”
James Franco recently spoke of the accusations and so far has denied all of them.
“There are people that need to be heard,” the actor told Meyers. “I have my own side of this story, but I believe in these people that have been underrepresented getting their stories out enough that I will hold back things that I could say, just because I believe in it that much,” he said. “So if I have to take a knock because I’m not going to try and actively refute things, then I will, because I believe in it that much.”
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Source: Inside Edition