Sharon Stone Defends James Franco Against Sexual Misconduct Claims: ‘I’m Appalled With What’s Happening to Him’

IndieWire | 3/13/2018 | Staff
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Sharon Stone doesn’t believe all of the sexual misconduct claims against James Franco. The actress, who appears in a small role in Franco’s “The Disaster Artist,” was a guest on Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast and said she is “appalled” by the allegations against her director. Franco was accused in January of sexual misconduct by five of his former acting students.

“I’m appalled with what’s happening with [Franco],” Stone said. “Where the girlfriend can say that she’s offended that he asked [her to perform oral sex], while they’re dating and now all of a sudden, he’s a bad guy.”

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Stone is referring to Violet Paley, who accused Franco of forcing her to perform oral sex on him in a parked car in 2016. Franco and Paley were in a consensual romantic relationship at the time. Paley alleges the couple had never engaged in oral sex prior to the moment in the car.

“I got to say I worked with him, I know him, he’s the loveliest, kindest, sweetest, most elegant, nicest man,” Stone continued. “Most kind friend, lovely professional. I’m absolutely appalled by this.”


Stone went on to explain how there’s a...
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