James Franco admits sleeping with students, says he had sex addiction

he previously ran, saying he struggled with a sex addiction and has been working to improve his behavior in recent years.

In excerpts from The Jess Cagle Podcast made public on Wednesday

Franco, 43, said that while teaching, he “did sleep with students, and that was wrong”.

He said he had not started the school to lure women for sexual purposes.

“I suppose at the time, my thinking was if it’s consensual, OK,” he added in the SiriusXM podcast. “At the time I was not clearheaded.”

Franco said he had developed a sex addiction after he became sober from an alcohol addiction he developed at a young age.

Franco co-hosted the Oscars ceremony in 2011 and was a nominee at the 2012 awards for his performance in 127 Hours.