The original complaint alleged inappropriate actions by 50 people whom it identified only as John Does 1-50.
Please never ever ask me why I left the film/tv business." (Franco directed Sheedy in a 2014 off-Broadway play.) It was not exactly clear what Sheedy meant in her posts, but they quickly revived rumors of alleged sexual misconduct and inappropriate behavior.
Sarah Tither-Kaplan, a filmmaker and actress, claimed in a tweet that Franco told her the "full nudity" he purportedly asked her to do for two of his movies was not exploitative because she had signed a contract.
Violet Paley, another actress, claimed in a tweet that Franco once pushed her head toward his "exposed penis." Franco denied accusations of sexual impropriety during a Jan. "The things that I heard that were on Twitter are not accurate, but I completely support people coming out and being able to have a voice," Franco told host Stephen Colbert.
The amended complaint was first reported by Bloomberg News.
None of the seven is named as a respondent in the lawsuit, which was originally filed in October in Los Angeles County Superior Court.