James Franco, after allegations of sexual harassment by 5 women, including ex-students from his school’s acting class, breaks the silence and indulges in the microphones of “The Jess Cagle Podcast”: “During my teaching period I had sex with it but it was wrong. It was certainly not the reason with which I started teaching and it was certainly not I who selected the students, this was not part of my upstream plan. And in some circumstances the sex was consensual, now I know it shouldn’t have happened. ‘
The actor awarded the Golden Globe for his performance in The Disaster Artist, has decided to come out, and also to talk about the relationship with one of his best friends, the actor Seth Rogen, with whom he has not spoken for a long time. Franco, following the accusations that appeared in the Los Angeles Times in 2018, also negotiated a large financial compensation, over 2 million dollars, for a lawsuit brought against him.
According to the accusations, in fact, the 43-year-old Californian actor, allegedly abused his prominent position in Hollywood and within the acting masterclass, pushing the actresses to simulate orgies of sex in front of the camera, suggesting that for them they would open. the doors of a film together, according to court documents released on June 30.
But the sex scandal that involved him, in reality, is not the first. In fact, already in 2014, a girl, 17 years old at the time, made known several explicit messages that the actor had sent her, who at the time was 35 years old and was then forced to apologize publicly.
Here is a passage from his interview.
During the podcast, James Franco also confessed to his problems linked first to alcohol addiction, then to sex. “I was addicted to alcohol as a kid. I got into a lot of trouble, right down to sobriety at 17. When I didn’t need the bottle to fill that void, I started saying to myself, “Great, I’m successful, I’m getting attention.” But then I got addicted to that consensus or fame or whatever it was. Along the way to success … women’s attention has become a huge source of gratification. The problem with this, as you can easily guess, is that you can’t get enough of it. I’m still trying to fill that void and it never fills up. ‘
Allegations of harassment have also alienated him from Seth Rogen, who cut ties with the actor last May. “I just want to say that I love Seth Rogen. I love Seth Rogen. I’ve worked with him for 20 years and we’ve never had a fight. For 20 years, not a quarrel. He was my closest work friend, my co-worker. What he said is true. We are not working together right now and we have no plans to work together. Of course, it was painful to hear certain things, but I realized that he had to answer for me too, because I remained silent. One of the main reasons I wanted to talk to you today is just because I don’t want Seth or my brother Dave Franco (also an actor) or anyone else to answer for me. “
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James Franco confesses: “I slept with my students, I was addicted to alcohol and sex”