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James Franco's former students sue, alleging sexual exploitation and fraud at his defunct school

LOS ANGELES - James Franco and two of his associates are facing a class-action lawsuit alleging that the actor's Studio 4 acting and filmmaking school was actually a setup to provide them with a stream of young, impressionable women for sexual and financial exploitation.

The suit, filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court and reviewed by the Los Angeles Times, was brought by former students Sarah

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