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Amber Heard Called James Franco a 'Rapist,' According to Johnny Depp

Amber Heard allegedly called James Franco a “rapist,” her ex husband Johnny Depp apparently said in court today while being questioned by lawyers.

During his libel case against a UK tabloid, he was asked about the period of time where Amber agreed to star in 2015′s The Adderall Diaries alongside James Franco. Johnny said he was “shocked” when she signed on to make the film and admitted it made him feel “jealous.”

“It shocked me she was suddenly so friendly and happy with him,” Johnny said on the stand today (via the Evening Standard). “She told me many things that were very very negative about Mr Franco, that he had tried to kiss her and made sexual advances towards her on the previous film they had made together. She said he was a creep and a rapist. She said he was quite aggressive in his advances towards her.”

The lawyer then clarified Johnny‘s use of the word “rapist,” “You have made an extremely important statement just now.”

Johnny replied, “It’s just a word that came out for the actions of Mr Franco, as described to me by Ms Heard, which were sexual advances, him leaning over and saying I’m going to kiss you. She had to sort of run from the advances at one point, that he was kind of non-stop, she felt he was creepy and rapey so I said a rapist.”

You can see photos of Amber and James working together back in 2014 right here.

James has been accused of sexual misconduct over the years and issued a response right here.

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James Franco & Girlfriend Isabel Pakzad Go for a Run Together

James Franco gets in a workout alongside longtime girlfriend Isabel Pakzad on Wednesday afternoon (April 8) in Los Angeles.

The couple went for a run through the empty streets of L.A. while catching some fresh air during a break from their quarantine.

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A couple of weeks ago, James and Isabel were spotted together while getting some groceries.

Isabel is a budding actress who was recently seen in a small role in the movie Birds of Prey, which is available for rental right now.

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James Franco Goes Grocery Shopping with Isabel Pakzad

James Franco chats with girlfriend Isabel Pakzad as they walk home after doing some shopping at Erewhon Market on Sunday afternoon (March 22) in Los Angeles.

The 41-year-old Pineapple Express actor kept things cool and sporty in a blue T-shirt, black shorts, and a black baseball hat as he stepped out to pick up some groceries.

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James has been enjoying some time out of the spotlight recently.

The latest time we saw James photographed out in public was back in October 2019.

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James Franco Slams His #MeToo Accusers in New Legal Documents

James Franco has filed a demurrer, an objection to the allegations filed in the legal system by women accusing him of sexual misconduct.

“While the salacious allegations in the complaint have made great tabloid fodder, they are also false and inflammatory, legally baseless and brought improperly in the form of a class action largely to gain as much publicity as possible,” the demurrer stated (via People). “This lawsuit is a travesty of justice and the culmination of a meritless campaign that has unfairly tarnished a decent man’s hard-earned reputation.”

Sarah Tither-Kaplan and Toni Gaal filed the lawsuit several months ago. Sarah accused James of removing safety guards while filming an oral sex scene for 2015′s The Long Home.

Ms. Tither-Kaplan had always expressed gratitude for having been given the opportunity to work in Emmy-nominated productions with Franco, one of her teachers,” the demurrer said about her. “Tither-Kaplan was so effusive in her praise of Franco that she had posted unsolicited tweets and texts extolling Franco’s virtues, how much she admired him and how much she got out of her time at Studio 4.”

“The casting director and others involved with those films have confirmed that all actresses, including Tither-Kaplan, were aware of the nudity scenes ahead of time, that they were constantly checking to make sure the actresses felt comfortable, that they signed nudity waivers, and that no one — including Tither-Kaplan — ever complained,” the demurrer added.

James was accused of sexually exploitative behavior and he had previously responded to those allegations.

James Franco Steps Out Following Lawsuit from Former Students

James Franco was spotted for the first time since former students filed a lawsuit against him.

The 41-year-old actor was seen while out and about on Friday afternoon (October 4) in New York City.

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James‘ students from his former acting school Studio 4 are claiming they were sexually exploited by the actor and his partners.

The two women say that James and the defendants “engaged in widespread inappropriate and sexually charged behavior towards female students by sexualizing their power as a teacher and an employer by dangling the opportunity for roles in their projects.”

James‘ legal team quickly responded to the claims. Find out what they had to say.

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James Franco's Lawyer Responds to Lawsuit from Former Students

James Franco‘s lawyer is responding after a lawsuit was filed alleging that students at the actor’s acting school were sexually exploited.

It seems the 41-year-old actor’s legal team is confident that he will be victorious in the lawsuit. He also plans on seeking damages from the plaintiffs, i.e. his former students.

“This is not the first time that these claims have been made and they have already been debunked,” attorney Michael Plonsker said in a statement to THR. “We have not had an opportunity to review the ill-informed Complaint in depth since it was leaked to the press before it was filed and our client has yet to even be served. James will not only fully defend himself, but will also seek damages from the plaintiffs and their attorneys for filing this scurrilous publicity seeking lawsuit.”

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James Franco Is Being Sued by Women Who Say His Acting School Sexually Exploited Them

Two women are suing James Franco and his former acting school Studio 4. The women allege that they were sexually exploited by the actor and his partners during their time as students.

The lawsuit, filed by Sarah Tither-Kaplan and Toni Gaal, alleges that the defendants “engaged in widespread inappropriate and sexually charged behavior towards female students by sexualizing their power as a teacher and an employer by dangling the opportunity for roles in their projects.”

They claim that these actions “led to an environment of harassment and sexual exploitation both in and out of the class.”

James opened the acting school, with branches in Los Angeles and New York, in 2014. The school was closed in the fall of 2017. The two women say they paid a monthly tuition of about $300 and the school also offered additional master classes that went up to $2,000 each, including a $750 master class for sex scenes.

The lawsuit claims that students who wanted to join the sex scenes class were required to audition on videotape and “sign away their rights to these recordings,” according to The New York Times.

“The lawsuit seeks monetary damages and the return or destruction of any video recordings of former Studio 4 class members, as well as class-action status so other women who may have similar experiences can join,” the paper reports.

James was previously the subject of #MeToo allegations back in 2018 and in an interview shortly after the accusations were made public he said, “If there’s restitution to be made, I will make it. I’m here to listen and learn and change my perspective where it’s off.”

Sarah Tither-Kaplan was one of the women who spoke up back then and she doesn’t feel he has lived up to his promises. She said, “I can’t sleep at night knowing that my coming forward, originally, did not do the work that I wanted it to do yet. There still has been no action, publicly, that shows me that these people know what they did is wrong and harmful and can’t been repeated.”

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