Passages from James Franco’s 2013 novel, “Actors Anonymous,” describing how the actor-director allegedly seduced “young girls” began circulating on social media Wednesday night, just days after the recent Golden Globe winner faced allegations of sexual misbehavior by his former acting students.
The Los Angeles Times on Thursday reported that five women, including four former students of Franco, who once ran an acting school, said he took advantage of them and pressured them to engage in sexually charged situations, including expectations of nudity and simulated sex acts.
Franco is denying the allegations, calling them “untrue.”
The novel, which received scathing reviews, is billed as a meditation on acting. The collection of confessional tales by anonymous actors, including Franco himself, blurs the lines between fiction and memoir, but in some chapters, Franco describes in graphic detail how he approaches women.
In one chapter, Franco described how he kept a…