James Franco reached an agreement in which he will have to pay an exorbitant sum in dollars to two former acting students who in October 2020 and within the framework of the #MeToo movement denounced him for sexual abuse.
The American actor James Franco reached an agreement in which he must pay the sum of 2,235,000 dollars to two former acting students who in October 2020 and within the framework of the #MeToo movement denounced him for sexual abuse, after they decided to withdraw the legal charges that had been filed against him in February this year.
According to the specialized site The Hollywood Reporter, the figure resulting from the negotiation will be examined in the coming days by a Los Angeles judge for final approval, which will also include – although the details were not disclosed – some non-monetary conditions for Sarah Tither-Kaplan and Toni Gaal, the complainants against James Franco.
In this regard, it was known that part of the money will be destined to the National Center for Women’s Law in the United States, while James Franco also requested that both they and their other classmates who contributed their testimony in the case back down with your public claims against you.
In their initial complaint, Tither-Kaplan and Gaal claimed to have been pushed to perform sex scenes in a class offered at James Franco’s acting school, Studio 4, with the excuse that they would be awarded roles in his future Hollywood productions.
The accusations against James Franco, which were joined at the media level by other women although they did not file legal complaints so far, paused his career shortly after his consecration with a Golden Globe in 2018 for his film “The Disaster Artist.”