Actor James Franco, 42, and his girlfriend Izabel Pakzad, 28, first began dating in November 2017 and fans are interested to learn more about the actress.
James Franco and his associates have agreed to pay $2,235,000 to resolve a lawsuit alleging he pushed acting students into performing explicit sex scenes on camera, according to court documents obtained by The Hollywood Reporter.
Media attention has turned on the actor’s romantic life who has been dating actress Izabel Pakzad since 2017.
The two were previously spotted hanging out together in New York City, although recently they seem to be laying low.
Actor agrees to pay $2.2m settlement for sexual misconduct suit
According to court filings obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, Franco has agreed to pay $2,235,000 to resolve a legal case that alleges he pushed former students into performing explicit sex scenes on camera.
The lawsuit was filed from the Spider-Man star’s former students Sarah Tither-Kaplan and Toni Gaal who filed a complaint alleging students at Franco’s Studio 4 acting school were victims of fraud.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Tither-Kaplan will receive $670,500, minus $223,500 in lawyers’ fees, while Gaal will get $223,500, minus $74,500 to lawyers. The publication has added that other students would receive the remaining pot of $1.341 million.
The news comes after in February it was reported that Franco, Tither-Kaplan and Gaal had reached a settlement, however the details of the lawsuit were only made public on Wednesday, June 30th.
As part of the settlement, the parties in the case agreed to a statement that reads: “While Defendants continue to deny the allegations in the Complaint, they acknowledge that Plaintiffs have raised important issues; and all parties strongly believe that now is a critical time to focus on addressing the mistreatment of women in Hollywood. All agree on the need to make sure that no one in the entertainment industry – regardless of race, religion, disability, ethnicity, background, gender or sexual orientation – faces discrimination, harassment or prejudice of any kind.”
James Franco doesn’t have a wife, but meet girlfriend Izabel Pakzad
- Izabel Pakzad is an actress herself and was born on January 2, 1993. You might recognise the 28-year-old as she has appeared in films such as Birds Of Prey, The Deuce and This is 25.
Many assume that Franco and Izabel Pakzad are married due to them being together for over four years now. However, we can confirm they haven’t publicly announced a marriage just yet.
In November last year, 2020, James revealed all about his relationship with Isabel Pakzad to Variety, admitting that he’s working on being there for her more than he was with an ex. He continued to explain an incident where his cat had scratched a former girlfriend in the eye and instead of taking her to the hospital he was so busy that he left his assistant to deal with it.
Izabel and James didn’t make their red carpet debut together until July 2018 but have been by each other’s side ever since. Izabel Pakzad is a Penn State graduate and previously studied at the University of Southern California for a Master’s degree in Integrated Design, Business, and Technology. James Franco has also previously taught film courses at USC.
Meet Izabel Pakzad on Instagram
The actress has gained just over 32,000 followers on her Instagram profile.
It’s not clear whether she and Franco are still together as there are no recent pictures of them on social media.
People reported in August 2020 that the two were spotted hiking in Southern California with a friend.