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James Franco Accused of Sexually Exploiting Acting Class Students in New Lawsuit

James Franco Accused of Sexually Exploiting Acting Class Students in New Lawsuit

Two women filed a lawsuit against James Franco on Thursday, accusing the actor of sexually exploiting them while enrolled at a now-defunct acting school that he hosted. Franco intends to “fully defend himself” and will also seek damages, according to a statement from Franco’s lawyer.

The two former students of Franco’s Playhouse West Studio 4 claim that the class was a front in which Franco and his male associates could take advantage of young female performers. They said that Franco asserted his influence as an instructor by offering them parts in movies that never materialized or were never released, even with the expectation that Franco would star in some of the projects.

The lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court Thursday by Sarah Tither-Kaplan and Toni Gaal. Franco’s business partners, Vince Jolivette and Jay Davis, were also named in the lawsuit along with their production company,

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