James Franco Hit With Allegations of Sexual Abuse

The Disaster Artist director James Franco won a Golden Globe award last weekend, but the rest of the week has turned out to be a loser for him. After his win, three women, including Ally Sheedy of The Breakfast Club, took to Twitter to accuse Franco of having behaved inappropriately with them in the past.

Via Page Six.

Ever since he won a Golden Globe for “The Disaster Artist” on Sunday, James Franco has been a target of sexual misconduct allegations on social media, which have led to the cancellation of his New York Times event. The backlash against the actor-director also has prompted a reaction from HBO, where Franco is star and executive producer of new porn industry drama “The Deuce,” recently renewed for a second season.

“We have verified that no complaints about Mr. Franco have come in on ‘The Deuce’ production,” HBO said in a statement to Deadline.

Franco addressed the allegations during his appearance on CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Tuesday night. He told Colbert that he was aware of what Ally Sheedy had said. Shortly after his win, Sheedy sent out a vague tweet about Franco’s behavior in the past. The two worked together on the 2014 off-Broadway production of “The Long Shrift.”

To this, Franco said, “I have no idea what I did to Ally Sheedy. I had nothing but a great time with her. I have total respect for her.” He said that they had fun working together and he said he couldn’t speak for her and reiterated that he did not know what he did.

Other women followed Sheedy’s tweet but were less vague. Violet Paley and Sarah Tither Kaplan tweeted out detailed accusations against Franco about inappropriate sexual behavior.


In regards to these tweets, he said, “In my life, I pride myself in taking responsibility for things I’ve done. I have to do that to maintain my well-being. I do it whenever something needs to be changed.” He said that things that were out on Twitter were “not accurate.”

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