James Franco faces legal action over sexual misconduct allegations

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Actor James Franco is being sued for sexual misconduct by two former students at his acting and film school.

They allege that the Hollywood star engaged in “sexually-charged behaviour towards female students”.

He is accused of abusing his position by pushing female students into taking part in sex scenes and “dangling the opportunity for roles” in his films.

The Pineapple Express and 127 Hours actor denies the claims, which his lawyer said were “ill-informed”.

The legal case, which has been filed at a court in Los Angeles, says the alleged abuses took place at Franco’s Studio 4, which opened in 2014 and closed in 2017.