Sexual harassment allegations against James Franco emerged soon after he won the Golden Globe award for Best Actor in a Musical of Comedy for The Disaster Artist, which he had also directed. Several women took to Twitter to point out that the actor who was wearing a Time’s Up – a campaign against gender discrimination and sexual harassment – pin to the award ceremony, had sexually harassed them.
Cute #TIMESUP pin James Franco. Remember the time you pushed my head down in a car towards your exposed penis & that other time you told my friend to come to your hotel when she was 17? After you had already been caught doing that to a different 17 year old?
— Violet Paley (@VioletPaley) January 8, 2018
A couple weeks ago, James offered me & a few other girls an overdue, annoyed, convenient phone “apology”. I don’t accept, but maybe some other people’s lives would be made easier if he donated all of his earnings from “The Disaster Artist” to @RAINN01.
— Violet Paley (@VioletPaley) January 9, 2018
Hey James Franco, nice #timesup pin at the #GoldenGlobes , remember a few weeks ago when you told me the full nudity you had me do in two of your movies for $100/day wasn’t exploitative because I signed a contract to do it? Times up on that!
— Sarah Tither-Kaplan🌈 (@sarahtk) January 8, 2018
Following the accusations, The New York Times cancelled an event that featured James and his brother Dave Franco. “The event was intended to be a discussion of the making of the film The Disaster Artist.
The actor, however, has denied the allegations when questioned by Late Show host Stephen Colbert.
“The things I heard are not accurate, but I completely support people coming out because they didn’t have a voice for so long. I don’t want to shut them down in anyway. I think its a good thing and I support it,” James Franco said on the show. ” If I’ve done something wrong, I will fix it,” he further added.
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