James Franco to pay $ 2.2 million in sexual misconduct settlement
“While the defendants continue to deny the allegations of the complaint, they recognize that the plaintiffs have raised important issues; and all parties firmly believe that the time has come to focus on addressing the abuse of women in Hollywood, ”we read. “All agree on the need to ensure that no one in the entertainment industry, regardless of gender, race, religion, disability, ethnicity, origin, gender or of sexual orientation, is not the victim of discrimination, harassment or prejudice of any kind. “
In 2018, Tither-Kaplan and four other women accused Franco of sexual misconduct in a Los Angeles Times exhibit. At the time, Franco said the claims were “not accurate”. He said Stephane Colbert, “In my life, I take pride in taking responsibility for the things I have done. I have to do it to maintain my well-being.”
the Devil the actor continued, “I do this whenever I know there’s something wrong or needs to be changed, and I make a point of doing it. The things I’ve heard on Twitter aren’t accurate, but I completely support people coming out and being able to have a voice because they haven’t had a voice for so long. So I don’t want to shut them down in any way. It is, I think , a good thing, and I support it. “
Franco settled a separate lawsuit with one of his former students in 2019. Ryan moody claimed he was tricked into relinquishing the rights to five first drafts he wrote for Franco’s film in 2017, The artist of disaster, for only $ 5,000. Moody’s lawyer Brian M. Grossman told E! News that the lawsuit had been resolved and settled, but did not disclose the terms. E! News contacted Franco’s lawyer at the time and had no response.