Three women accusing James Franco of misconduct have sat down together with Inside Edition for the first time to discuss their allegations about the actor. Violet Paley, Sarah Tither-Kaplan and Tatjana Liepelt are all accusing Franco of inappropriate behavior.
Liepelt was Franco's personal assistant from 2012 to 2013, and says she also had a romantic relationship with him. But she says she saw another side of him when he called her a “bitch” and “retarded.”
Paley is an aspiring actress, and says she dated Franco in 2016. Her tweet during the Golden Globes earlier this month sparked the scandal around The Disaster Artist star. She said, “I was so upset at his hypocrisy. I wanted the world to know." In her tweet, she accused Franco of pressuring her to perform a sex act in his car.
Tither-Kaplan was a student in Franco's acting class. She says she agreed to appear nude in Franco's low-budget movie, but was taken aback when she was asked to appear in a "bonus scene" involving an orgy. She said, “I don't even know what to say — I'm terrified for my career. It was a lot of nudity and sex scenes that I felt were not artistically justified and were added in after the fact."
A representative for Franco told Inside Edition that the actor stands by what he told Stephen Colbert on his late night talk show - that he was glad women were speaking up, and would make things right if he did something wrong.
Source: Inside Edition