The actor returned to the accusations of 2018, his sex addiction and his friendship with Seth Rogen.
“I admit it, I slept with students. (…) And that was not a good thing.” Almost three years after being the target of accusations of abuse of power in 2018 by students at the acting school he founded, and remaining silent about them, the actor James franco returned to some of the courses given by his school, in particular a masterclass entitled “Sex Scenes”, before finally confessing to the microphone of Jess Cagle on the set of his podcast broadcast on SiriusXM The Jess Cagle Podcast having had sex with some of his students.
James Franco accused of sexual assault by former students of his school
Explaining having used his position for consensual relationships, James Franco made a point of not having founded his school for this reason: “I was not responsible for selecting the students for my course. It was not strategic” he explains. Stating that he understood through discussions with other teachers that it was not a good thing, Franco admits having abused his position, while supporting his defense on his addiction to alcohol in his youth, very quickly transformed into sex addiction at the start of her fame.
In addition to these revelations, James Franco returned to his friendship with Seth rogen, started in 1999 on the set of the series Freaks and Geeks. A friendship undermined in 2018, when Franco was still silent on the accusations that concerned him. A silence to which his brother Dave Franco and his friend Rogen had to respond, first supporting the actor before retracting. A difficult decision for Franco, for whom Rogen was a very close friend and collaborator. “I love Seth Rogen. I worked with him for 20 years. We haven’t had a single argument for 20 years. Not a single argument. He was my closest work friend, my coworker. ‘heard well “ James Franco told Jess Cagle, adding about Seth Rogen’s announcement that he would no longer work with James: “What he said is true. You know, we’re not working together right now and we don’t intend to work together. Of course, it was hurtful, in context, but I understand. He had to answer for me because I was silent. He must have answered for me, and I don’t want that. That’s why, and that’s one of the main reasons I wanted to speak to you today: I don’t want Seth, my brother or anyone else to answer for me anymore. “
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Recall that in February, James Franco had settled out of court a legal action initiated in 2019, concluding a deal with two of his former students.
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