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James Franco's Accusers React to His Recent Comments About the Allegations

James Franco's Accusers React to His Recent Comments About the Allegations

Two women who accused James Franco of sexual misconduct are now speaking out to criticize him for the comments he made this week about the allegations.

Nearly four years ago, James was accused of sexually inappropriate behavior and two of the women who spoke out were former students at his acting school.

Sarah Tither-Kaplan and Toni Gaal filed a sexual misconduct lawsuit against James in 2019 and they reached a settlement this year in which the actor agreed to pay $2,235,000.

After hearing what James had to say in his new interview this week, the women are speaking out through a statement released by their lawyers.

Click inside to find out what the statement said…

“In addition to being blind about power dynamics, Franco is completely insensitive to, and still apparently does not care about, the immense pain and suffering he put his victims through with this sham of an acting school. It is unbelievable that even after agreeing to a settlement he continues to downplay the survivors’ experiences and ignore their pain, despite acknowledging he had no business starting such a school in the first place,” the legal team said in a statement to People.

“This wasn’t a misunderstanding over a course name, it wasn’t the result of him being overworked — it was, and is, despicable conduct,” the statement continued. “Nobody should confuse this interview with Franco taking accountability for his actions or expressing remorse over what happened. It is a transparent ducking of the real issues released just before a major holiday in hopes that he wouldn’t face any scrutiny over his response.”

James also has talked about his issues with sex addiction and how he used to cheat on all of his girlfriends.

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