Actor James Franco has been accused of inappropriate behavior by five women, including students from his acting school.
Four of James Franco’s former students and an actress who said the actor was her mentor told the LA Times they were victims of “an abuse of power”.
The latest accusations come after claims against James Franco on social media following his best actor win at this year’s Golden Globe awards.
James Franco, 39, said the earlier allegations made on Twitter were “not accurate”.
On January 7, James Franco attended the Globes ceremony wearing a Time’s Up pin on his lapel, signaling his support for an initiative aimed at combating harassment in the film industry and other workplaces.
That prompted accusations of inappropriate behavior against him on Twitter from actresses Sarah Tither-Kaplan and Violet Paley.
On January 11, Sarah Tither-Kaplan told LA Times that James Franco participated in an “abuse of power” on film sets designed to create a “culture of exploiting non-celebrity women”.
James Franco taught a number of acting classes at two film schools opened in 2014, both named Studio 4.
His attorney, Michael Plonsker, told the LA Times that the actor disputes the allegations.
Actress Ally Sheedy was among those to question James Franco’s appearance at the Globes, where he won an award for his role in The Disaster Artist, which details the making of notorious 2003 film The Room.
Ally Sheedy posted a series of cryptic tweets during the ceremony, one of which asked: “Why is James Franco allowed in?”
“James Franco just won,” another of her now deleted posts read.
“Please never ever ask me why I left the film/tv business.”
Rose McGowan, a prominent campaigner against inappropriate behavior in the entertainment industry, said on Twitter that Hollywood had been “selectively deaf” about James Franco.
This year’s ceremony saw several winners address Hollywood’s abuse scandal in their acceptance speeches.
Many attendees opted to wear black to express solidarity with victims of abuse and harassment.
The 74th Golden Globe Awards ceremony was led by nominations for La La Land, The Crown, Moonlight and Westworld – and La La Land delivered, winning a record seven prizes.
Best film supporting actor
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Simon Helberg, Florence Foster Jenkins
Dev Patel, Lion WINNER: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nocturnal Animals
Best actor in a TV series (drama)
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Matthew Reese, The Americans
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan WINNER: Billy Bob Thornton, Goliath
Best actress in a TV series (musical/comedy)
Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Sarah Jessica Parker, Divorce
Issa Rae, Insecure
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin WINNER: Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish
Best TV series (comedy)
Black-ish Mozart in the Jungle Transparent Veep
Best actress in a miniseries or TV movie
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Riley Keough, The Girlfriend Experience WINNER: Sarah Paulson, American Crime Story: The People v OJ Simpson Charlotte Rampling, London Spy
Kerry Washington, Confirmation
Best miniseries or TV movie
The Night Manager
The Night Of WINNER: American Crime Story: The People v OJ Simpson
Best supporting actor in a series, limited series or TV film
Sterling K Brown, American Crime Story: The People v OJ Simpson WINNER: Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager John Lithgow, The Crown
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot
John Travolta, American Crime Story: The People v OJ Simpson
Best film score
Moonlight WINNER: La La Land Arrival
Best original song
Can’t Stop the Feeling, Trolls WINNER: City of Stars, La La Land Faith, Sing Gold, Gold
How Far I’ll Go, Moana
Best supporting actress in a motion picture (drama)
WINNER: Viola Davis, Fences Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea
Best supporting actress in a series, limited series or TV film
WINNER: Olivia Colman, The Night Manager Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Chrissy Metz, This Is Us
Mandy Moore, This Is Us
Thandie Newton, Westworld
Best actor (comedy/musical)
Colin Farrell, The Lobster WINNER: Ryan Gosling, La La Land Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins
Jonah Hill, War Dogs
Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool
WINNER: La La Land Nocturnal Animals
Manchester by the Sea
Hell or High Water
Best animated film
Kubo and the Two Strings Moana
My Life as a Zucchini Sing WINNER: Zootopia
Best foreign language film
Divines WINNER: Elle Neruda
Best actor in miniseries or TV movie
Riz Ahmed, The Night Of
Bryan Cranston, All the Way
John Turturro, The Night Of WINNER: Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager Courtney B Vance, American Crime Story: The People v OJ Simpson
Best actress in a TV series (drama)
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander WINNER: Claire Foy, The Crown
Keri Russell, The Americans
Winona Ryder, Stranger Things
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld
Best TV series (drama)
WINNER: The Crown Game of Thrones Stranger Things This Is Us
Best film director
WINNER: Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Best actor in a TV series (musical/comedy)
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Gael Garcia Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle WINNER: Donald Glover, Atlanta
Nick Nolte, Graves
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
Best actress in a film (comedy/musical)
Annette Bening, 20th Century Women
Lily Collins, Rules Don’t Apply
Hailee Steinfeld, The Edge of Seventeen WINNER: Emma Stone, La La Land
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins
Best film (comedy/musical)
20th Century Women
Deadpool WINNER: La La Land Florence Foster Jenkins
Best actor (drama)
WINNER: Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Joel Edgerton, Loving
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences
Best actress (drama)
Amy Adams, Arrival
Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane WINNER: Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Best film (drama)
Hell or High Water
Manchester by the Sea WINNER: Moonlight
La La Land has broken the record for the most Golden Globe Awards after winning seven prizes.
The musical won every award it was nominated for – including best musical or comedy film, best director, screenplay, score and song.
Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling also won in the acting categories.
The Globes are always seen as pointers to the Oscars.
Moonlight was named best drama film, while Casey Affleck and Isabelle Huppert won other acting prizes.
Casey Affleck was named best actor in a film drama for his role in Manchester By The Sea and Isabelle Huppert was the surprise winner of the award for best film drama actress.
Isabelle Huppert’s performance in thriller Elle – which was also named best foreign language film – beat contenders including Natalie Portman, who had been considered the favorite for playing Jackie Kennedy in Jackie.
Viola Davis was named best supporting film actress in Fences – a role she first played on Broadway six years ago.
Fences is an adaptation of the August Wilson play, which explores race relations in post-war America.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson was named best supporting actor for his role in Nocturnal Animals – a prize that had been widely expected to go to Mahershala Ali for Moonlight.
Zootopia was named best animated feature film at January 8ceremony, which was hosted by Jimmy Fallon.
Jimmy Fallon’s opening monologue was less risqué than those of some of his predecessors, but he still found time to make light of the divisive year in US politics.
He joked that the Golden Globes ceremony was “one of the few places left where America still honors the popular vote” – a reference to Donald Trump beating Hillary Clinton in the recent election despite getting fewer votes overall.
Jimmy Fallon also described grief-stricken film Manchester By The Sea as “the only thing more depressing than 2016”.
This year’s Golden Globes ceremony featured several references to Donald Trump – not least when Meryl Streep launched an attack on the president-elect while accepting the Cecil B. Demille award for outstanding contribution to entertainment.
Meryl Streep referred to Donald Trump’s mocking of a disabled reporter and said: “Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence. And when the powerful use their position to bully others we all lose.”
The Golden Globe Awards, which are run by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, honor the best in TV and movie from the past year.
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