A star is falling: Five people have now accused James Franco of sexually inappropriate behavior

Say it ain’t so!

Not one, not two, but five women have come forward accusing James Franco of sexually inappropriate behavior in an explosive new piece published by the Los Angeles Times.

This latest report comes just days after Franco was accused of being a hypocrite on social media for wearing a Time’s Up pin at Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards:

Last night on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Franco was asked about the tweets. He called the allegations “not accurate,” but said he wouldn’t contradict the women’s claims because the Time’s Up movement is about people being able to be share their experiences openly.

“I have my own side of this story,” he said, “but I believe in these people that have been underrepresented getting their stories out enough that I will hold back things that I could say, just because I believe in it that much.”

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Franco continued, “If I have to take a knock because I’m not going to try and actively refute things, then I will, because I believe in it that much.”

How noble of him.

The latest report by the Los Angeles Times includes accusations from several more woman, all of whom attended Franco’s acting school Studio 4.

One woman claims that during a course on filming sex scenes, Franco made the women remove the plastic guards covering their vaginas.

Another said Franco told female students that “there were possible roles on the table if we were to perform sexual acts or take off our shirts.” She also says he would frequently email her about job opportunities, but the roles were always for “a prostitute or a hooker.”

Two other women say Franco was “hostile” towards them during a film shoot that took place in a strip club when they refused to take their tops off.

In 2014, Franco admitted to trying to meet up with an underage girl, offering to rent a room in a hotel. At the time, he responded by posting “I HOPE PARENTS KEEP THEIR TEENS AWAY FROM ME,” on Instagram.

People are already distancing themselves from the 39-year-old star. Yesterday, The New York Times canceled a scheduled event with Franco in light of the allegations. It remains to be seen if he’ll receive an Oscar nomination for The Disaster Artist. The nominees will be announced on January 23rd.

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h/t: Queerty