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James Franco’s high school removes his art after sexual misconduct allegations

/ 10:34 AM February 02, 2018

In this Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 photo provided by Sophia Muys, students pass under one of James Franco’s paintings displayed above a stairwell in the Media Arts Center at Palo Alto High School in Palo Alto, Calif. Actor and director Franco is a 1996 graduate of the school. Franco’s former high school has taken down a mural he painted and plans to remove other art donated by the celebrity alumnus who is facing allegations of sexual misconduct in Hollywood. A statement from the school district Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, said removing the artwork was “in the best interests of our students.” (Sophia Muys/Paly Voice via AP)

SAN FRANCISCO —James Franco’s former high school has taken down a mural he painted and plans to remove other art donated by the celebrity alumnus, who is facing allegations of sexual misconduct in Hollywood.

Supt. Karen Hendricks said in a statement on Thursday that removing the artwork was “in the best interests of our students.”

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Her statement did not mention the scandal surrounding Franco, which the school’s newspaper reported was the reason the artwork was removed.

Franco was a 1996 graduate of Palo Alto High School and his artwork has been featured prominently there.

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Five women accused Franco of sexual misconduct last month.

The actor-director responded to the allegations on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” saying if he’s done something wrong he will fix it. /kga

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