By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A hearing is scheduled Wednesday morning in L.A. County Superior Court regarding a more than $2 million settlement in a sexual misconduct case against actor James Franco and his acting school.

FILE — Actor James Franco does a reading onstage during ‘An Evening with the Cast of HBO’s The Deuce’ on June 23, 2019 in New York City. (Getty Images)

Last week, Franco and two other men reached a $2.2 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit alleging that female students at Studio 4 Film School were sexually exploited by the three men.

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The suit was filed in 2019 by two former students, Sarah Tither-Kaplan and Toni Gaal. The allegations included fraud, sexual harassment and discrimination, as well as civil rights violations.

“While James Franco touted that one difference between Studio 4 and other acting schools was its ability to funnel promising talent into his projects, the reality was that he was looking to create a pipeline of young women who were subjected to his personal and professional sexual exploitations in the of education,” the suit states.

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Franco’s attorneys called the claims “false and inflammatory.”

The hearing was scheduled for 11:30 a.m. at the Spring Street Courthouse in downtown L.A.

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