James Franco has been accused of sexual harassment by two women. The allegations surfaced on Sunday, Jan. 7, during the Golden Globes and Monday, Jan. 8 in a series of tweets from the women. The actor appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on…
James Franco has been accused of sexual harassment by two women. The allegations surfaced on Sunday, Jan. 7, during the Golden Globes and Monday, Jan. 8 in a series of tweets from the women. The actor appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Jan. 9 and commented on the allegations, but James Franco’s response to sexual misconduct allegations against him are vague when it comes to addressing the actual details of the tweets. Elite Daily reached out to Franco’s team for comment, but did not hear back by the time of publication.
One of his accusers, actress Violet Paley, tweeted on Jan. 8,
Paley was tweeting in response to Franco’s appearance at the 2018 Golden Globes where he wore a Time’s Up pin. Franco won a Golden Globe for his performance in The Disaster Artist that night. Franco was previously under fire in 2014 for flirting with a 17-year-old girl on Instagram. At the time, he admitted to the flirting and said in an appearance on Live With Kelly and Michael,
She tweeted during the Golden Globes red carpet on Jan. 7,
After he won his Golden Globe, she tweeted again, saying,
When Colbert asked him to comment on the allegations, Franco started off by saying he wore a Time’s Up pin because he believes in its message. “I wore it because I do support [Time’s Up],” he said. “I was so excited to win, but being in the room that night was incredible. It was powerful and there were incredible voices, and I support it. I support change.”
He added, “I can’t live if there’s restitution to be made. I will make it. So, if I’ve done something wrong, I will fix it. I have to. That’s how that works. I don’t know what else to do.”
Colbert then asked Franco what kind of solution he thinks there is in order to reach “reconciliation between people who clearly have different views of things.” Franco took a long pause before saying, “I really don’t have the answers.” He continued,
Time’s Up is a legal fund set up by actresses in Hollywood and activists intended to financially support women and men who are victims of sexual harassment or assault and want to take their abusers to court, as well as provide aid to women who suffer from pay inequality in the workplace. Women attending the Golden Globes dressed in all black to stand in solidarity with the Time’s Up initiative, and actors — like Franco — wore Time’s Up pins on their suits to show their support as well.