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Thread: James Franco admits sleeping with students and says he had sex addiction

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    James Franco has acknowledged sleeping with students of an acting school he previously ran, saying he struggled with a sex addiction and has been working to improve his behavior in recent years.

    In excerpts from The Jess Cagle Podcast made public on Wednesday, Franco, 43, said that while teaching, he “did sleep with students, and that was wrong”. He said he had not started the school to lure women for sexual purposes.

    “I suppose at the time, my thinking was if it’s consensual, OK,” he added in the SiriusXM podcast. “At the time I was not clearheaded.”
    The remarks were Franco’s first extended comments about accusations leveled against him nearly four years ago when the Los Angeles Times reported that five women had accused Franco of conduct they considered inappropriate.

    Later, in October 2019, two women filed a civil suit against the actor, accusing him of exploiting aspiring actors at his now defunct school and duping young women into shooting explicit sex scenes.

    Franco said he had developed a sex addiction after he became sober from an alcohol addiction he developed at a young age.
    “It’s such a powerful drug,” he said. “I got hooked on it for 20 more years. The insidious part of that is that I stayed sober from alcohol all that time.”
    Franco co-hosted the Oscars ceremony in 2011 and was a nominee at the 2012 awards for his performance in 127 Hours.The actor agreed this year to pay $2.2m to settle the 2019 civil lawsuit, according to documents filed in Los Angeles superior court.

    In the podcast interview, Franco also said he had been in recovery from sex addiction since 2016 and had “been doing a lot of work” after the allegations against him “and changing who I was”.
    “I didn’t want to hurt people,” he said.

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    Asshat! Fucking students has nothing to do with sex addiction. He could have slept with women his age for that.
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    The NPR story stated that "'James Franco admitted he had sexual relations with students of the acting school he co-owned — claiming he was "completely blind to power dynamics.'"

    I posted this response through the FB post and it got a lot of likes:

    Because as a former student of any school he had no concept of power dynamics. Because working on movies or TV shows with directors/producers etc there were no power dynamics. Having a publicist, manager, or agent, he has no idea of power dynamics. He just flutters through life with no concept of any of it.

    Sure, Jan.


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    i believe it. more than blind though i would say oblivious. i think the past few years have been a reckoning for a lot of men in that respect, and a lot of them are still refusing to acknowledge it. it's always been 'normal' for men to date and fuck women who are younger or less wealthy or in subordinate positions to them. i'm not saying they can't do it (just maybe not students or people they supervise directly at work) but at least be aware of the implications and responsibilities.
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    Maybe these types of behaviors should stop being normalized as typical male behavior and being seen as what they really are....creepy and predatory.
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    i don't think all relationships with an age difference or a power imbalance are necessarily bad though, or that all men in those types of relationships are creepy and predatory. just don't shit where you eat.
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    You shouldn't be fucking your subordinates. Period.

    Age differences and/or power imbalances make it easier (especially for men) to get away with being shitty gluttons.

    They know exactly what they're doing.
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    He's a creep and it looks like he wants to get back on track with his career with the apologetic route. Its not a coincidence that the latest spiderman movie was a huge success and he's not involved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ana-mish-ana View Post
    He's a creep and it looks like he wants to get back on track with his career with the apologetic route. Its not a coincidence that the latest spiderman movie was a huge success and he's not involved.
    Our daughter is the one who pointed out that Franco was left out, but I hadn't thought of it in terms of his behavior. Great movie, by the way!

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