Two of the actor's accusers appeared on "Good Morning America," urging him to apologize and sharing their thoughts on how he can make the situation right.
James Franco sexual misconduct accusers Sarah Tither-Kaplan and Violet Paley made their first on-camera appearance on "Good Morning America" Tuesday -- the same day the actor was denied any Oscar love for his critically acclaimed portrayal of Tommy Wiseau in "The Disaster Artist."
Sitting down with ABC News' Amy Robach, the women detailed the alleged mistreatment they suffered by the actor and explained how he could make restitution for his reported behavior.
"James abused his power by exploiting the non-celebrity women that he worked with under the guise of giving them opportunities," said Tither-Kaplan, a former acting student of Franco's. "I'm shaking. Being an actor and filmmaker and working in the industry has been my dream since 5 or 6 and I knew that by coming forward I was risking my career."
Speaking more specifically, she added, "There were a lot of scenes that were added after we were given the original scripts that I felt, I wished I had more time to consider them or understand the artistic value. A lot of the time they seemed gratuitous or exploitative."
Despite the allegations, Tither-Kaplan said Franco "is absolutely not a Harvey Weinstein."
"He is not an unfeeling monster who has no sense of reality. He created exploitative environments for non-celebrity women on his sets and I also think James is a very talented and valuable person," she continued. "It is a pyramid and at the top is rape and sexual violence and at the bottom are the other abuses of power that when they continue to happen over and over, build and build and build and create a culture that allows the most heinous examples of sexual violence and misogyny and discrimination to happen and so if we allow any of them, we're allowing all of them."
Paley previously accused Franco of attempted sexual assault in his car, tweeting, "Remember the time you pushed my head down in a car towards your exposed penis." On "GMA," she admitted that their consensual relationship both before and after the alleged incident complicated her story, adding, "I am regretful, I was young, he was a celebrity that I looked up to."
When asked what they want Franco to do next, Tither-Kaplan said she hoped he would use "his power to give opportunities to women that are real and valuable and actually give them career advancement." She added: "He's not an unforgivable person, at least for me."
Paley said she had "a lot of things" to say to the "Disaster Artist" star, but urged him to "just apologize."
Franco previously denied the allegations on "Late Show,", telling Stephen Colbert, "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 because they didn’t have a voice for so long. So I don’t want to shut them down in any way."