After being accused of sexual misconduct in 2019 against two of his female students who attended the New York acting school founded and directed by James Franco himself, Studio 4, and having paid a $2.3 million fine to the victims, the Palo Alto, California native celebrated his 44th birthday wrapped in media controversy once again.
Born on April 19, 1978 in Palo Alto, California, to a Jewish mother and a father of Portuguese and Swedish descent, actor James Edward Franco has had a prolific film career since his first television appearance in 1999 in the Young and the Rebel series "Freaks and Geeks".
However, the director is now starring in the most recent of his scandals, as he is to be called as a witness in the defamation trial currently underway in Fairfax, Virginia, between actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard.
The actor's career has not always been so turbulent, as he has starred and participated in films such as the "Spider Man" trilogy ?2002, 2004 and 2007?, "The Origin of the Planet of the Apes" ?2011?, "The Protector" ?2014?, "127 Hours" ?2011? or the already famous HBO series "The Deuce" ?2017?
James Franco celebrates 44 years of life amidst controversy, but that's not all, as he has become a feature film director and writer of a collection of short stories titled "Palo Alto" - 2010.
The three-time "Harry Osborne" has dedicated a good part of his career to consolidate, thanks to the help of his mentors, a prolific academic career since he holds a degree in Literature from the University of California, Berkeley. UCLAD. in Writing and Digital Media from Rhode Island School of Design's Rhode Island School of Design, and a Ph.D. in Literature from Yale University.
James Franco celebrates 44 years of life amid controversy as a video implicates him in the defamation lawsuit between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard.
Franco has been called to testify in the trial currently taking place in the court of Fairfax, Virginia, between actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, who, since April 11 of this year, starred in one of the most popular televised trials of today.
Depp and Heard who were husband and wife between 2015 and 2016, await Franco's statements to prove, in the case of Johnny Depp, a possible adultery between Franco and Heard.
On the other hand, James' statement would be sought to clarify the actress' accusations about possible assaults that Depp allegedly provoked in Heard's face at the time.
In a video released to authorities, Amber Heard and James Franco are seen entering the elevator of the home Heard shared with Depp as the two affectionately embrace, footage dating back to May 22, 2016, the date Depp and Heard were still married.
The trial, which will last five weeks, is broadcast live on the Law and Crime Channel.
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