Amid sexual misconduct claims, James Franco skips Critics' Choice Awards

Here are all the allegations against James Franco

Following her tweets, two other women - actress Violet Paley and former acting student Sarah Tither Kaplan - came forward to accuse the actor of sexual misconduct.

The allegations against the actor come after actress Ally Sheedy posted three cryptic tweets referring to Franco following his win at the Golden Globes Sunday night.

Tither-Kaplan said that when she filmed a nude orgy scene with Franco, he removed protective plastic guards covering other actresses' vaginas while simulating oral sex on them. One actress who balked was sent home the next day, Tither-Kaplan said.

Thursday morning, Franco was accused of sexual misconduct by five women in the L.A. Times. Paley said she thought the two would hang out on set, but instead Franco came out to her vehicle and asked her to drive to a different location. She is part of our camp!

"It would be really cool, professional talking, and then all of a sudden he was touching me", she told BuzzFeed News.

"The things that I heard that were on Twitter are not accurate", Franco said Tuesday on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert".

Accuser Katie Ryan, who claims Franco only approached her so that she would play "a prostitute or a hooker", told reporters that the actor was always very clear that actresses would be sought after for important roles only if they "were to perform sexual acts or take off our shirts".

"I felt so pressured...and he started pushing my head towards it", she said.

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Katie Ryan met Franco at Playhouse West and took classes at Studio 4, the film school the actor launched in 2014 that closed previous year.

Franco's attorney told the Times that Paley's allegations were "not accurate".

Two of the women interviewed by the Times were expanding on allegations they had previously made on Twitter. So yeah, I did read them. His classes were attended by actors looking for their first break, some of whom thought that break might come in one of the many low-budget projects Franco was constantly working on. She also used #MeToo after spotting Franco and Christian Slater at a table.

Natalie Chmiel and Hilary Dusome were taught by Franco at Playhouse West in North Hollywood, and said he became "visibly angry" when all the women at a shoot refused to be topless. "I just didn't want him to hate me, and I was fucking terrified he would". She began to perform the act but quickly told Franco she saw someone near the auto in order to end the situation without a conflict.

Several of Franco's collaborators defended him from some of the claims.

She wrote the line back in September of 2017 and is now defending herself against Twitter trolls, who are questioning her intentions in sharing her story about Franco. This comes at a time when the actor-director, known to be an independent maverick of sorts, has raked up multiple nominations across award shows for his acclaimed film The Disaster Artist. There are people that need to be heard.

"One of the things that I've learned is that this is a conversation that obviously needs to be had", he told Meyers. I have to do that to maintain my well-being. I'm here to listen and learn and change my perspective where it's off. The actor added that if he has "done something wrong", he will "fix it". That's how that works. And attempts at providing "context" - it was a different time; I was a different person then - often just sound like empty excuses.

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