James Franco to be impeached over alleged affair with Amber Heard as accusers claim he ‘played down’ their experiences
James Franco will have to answer for more than admitting that he slept with some of his students after the actor gave an interview about sexual assault allegations for the first time in four years.
Lawyers for two women representing Sarah Tither-Kaplan and Toni Gaal, who each filed sexual assault charges against the 43-year-old “Pineapple Express” actor in 2009, were not impressed by the explanation. Franco for his alleged actions and criticized the actor in a statement to people magazine following the interview.
Tither-Kaplan and Gaal agreed to drop their claims after Franco agreed to a $ 2,235,000 settlement.
“Besides being blind to the dynamics of power, Franco is completely unresponsive to, and apparently still doesn’t care, the immense pain and suffering he endured on his victims with this drama school sham. “the attorneys’ statement told People. said.
“It’s amazing that even after agreeing to a settlement, he continues to downplay the experiences of the survivors and ignore their pain, although he admits he had no reason to create such a school in the first place.
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“It was not a misunderstanding of the name of a course, it was not the result of overwork – it was and is contemptible conduct,” the statement added. “No one should confuse this interview with Franco taking responsibility for his actions or expressing remorse for what happened. It’s a transparent dodging of the real issues posted just before a major vacation in the hope that he doesn’t. be subject to no scrutiny on its response. “
In a January 2018 Los Angeles Times report, five women accused the Oscar nominee of sexually inappropriate behavior at his acting school, Playhouse West Studio 4, in the North Hollywood area of Los Angeles.
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The school closed in 2017.
Following Franco’s response to the alleged incidents in which he admitted to sometimes using his fame as a “lure” to entice students to enroll in the “Sex Scenes 101” course he taught, Franco turned to is now reportedly in the crosshairs of lawyers representing struggling actor Johnny Depp in his long and controversial legal battle with ex-wife Amber Heard.
Depp sues Heard in Virginia for libel in $ 50 million lawsuit for a Washington Post editorial in 2018 she wrote in which she described being a victim of domestic violence.
Franco will now have to sit down for the deposition early next year and answer questions about what he knew of the alleged bruises on Heard’s face, according to Sixth page.
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Franco received a subpoena after surveillance footage showed him entering an elevator with Heard about 24 hours after she and Depp got huge dust. Heard alleged after the fight that Depp gave him a black eye.
Depp has denied the allegations of the jump.
“I have vehemently denied Ms Heard’s allegations ever since she first made them in May 2016 … when she went to court for a temporary restraining order with bruises painted as Witnesses and surveillance footage show she hadn’t had every day for the previous week, “Depp said in her complaint against Heard, according to Page Six. “I will continue to deny them for the rest of my life. I have never abused Mrs. Heard or any other woman.”
Depp said he filed a lawsuit “not only to clear my name and restore my reputation, but to try to shed some light on the women and men whose lives have been hurt by abuse and to whom Ms Heard has lied repeatedly claiming to be their spokesperson. “
Heard’s legal team had claimed that Franco was living in the apartment building at the time of the incident and that she and the actor had simply taken the elevator together. Depp’s lawyers said it was “a lie”.
The trial date is set for April 11, 2022 in Fairfax County, Va., And is expected to last 12 days.
Representatives for Franco did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.