James Franco is defending himself against alleged sexual harassment after actress Ally Sheedy tweeted the #MeToo accusation against Franco, 39 during Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards. The tweet has since been deleted and James Franco is denying the charge. James Franco wore a “Times Up” pin on his tuxedo in support of women’s empowerment and sexual harassment abuse.
James Franco appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and denied the allegations and stated “I haven’t read them. I’ve heard about them,” regarding the deleted tweets.
During Sunday’s awards show, Ally Sheedy tweeted “Why is James Franco allowed in? Said too much.” and “James Franco just won. Please never ever ask me why I left the film/tv business.” Franco had just won best movie actor for “The Disaster Artist.”
James Franco seemed to have been unaware of any sexual harassment regarding Ally Sheedy or anyone else and said “Okay, first of all, I have no idea what I did to Ally Sheedy, I directed her in a play Off-Broadway. I had nothing but a great time with her, total respect for her. I have no idea why she was upset.
“She took the tweet down. I don’t know. I can’t speak for her, I don’t know,” he said. The two worked together in 2014 on his Off-Broadway directorial debut, The Long Shrift.
“The others… look, in my life, I pride myself on taking responsibility for things that I’ve done. I have to do that to maintain my well-being. I do it whenever I know that there is something wrong or needs to be changed, I make it a point to do it,” he added.
Surely, James Franco will not be the last to be accused of sexual harassment, this movement will not be silenced as others hold their breath to hear who is next to accuse and who is next to be accused.
Written by Cheryl S
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