11 August 2022,   07:31
James Franco admits sleeping with students from his acting school

Actor James Franco has admitted having sex with students from his acting school, almost four years after sexual misconduct allegations were made, writes BBC.

The 43-year-old agreed to pay USD 2.2m in July after being sued for engaging in “sexually-charged behaviour towards female students”.

Speaking on The Jess Cagle Podcast, he 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.

Franco was nominated for best actor at the Oscars in 2011 for his starring role in 127 Hours, directed by Danny Boyle, and is also known for his roles in Pineapple Express and the Spider-Man films.

The actor said he had remained quiet over the allegations relating to his school for years because “there were people that were upset with me and I needed to listen”.