A lot of people have accused James Franco of sexual misbehavior on social media. He recently bagged a Golden Globes award for his work in The Disaster Artist. However, his victory was instantly ridiculed on social media by various people who accused him of sexual misbehavior. Actress Ally Sheedy (Franco’s co-star on an off-Broadway production in 2014) had tweeted a series of tweets (deleted later), wherein she named Franco and Christian Slater. This is what she had said.
“Why is a man hosting? Why is James Franco allowed in? Said too much. Nite love ya. Ok, wait. Bye. Christian Slater and James Franco at a table [at the] Golden Globes#MeToo. James Franco just won. Please never ask me why I left the film/tv business.“
As of now, it is not known why Christian Slater was mentioned. However, James Franco was named by many others, after Ally Sheedy’s tweets. Violet Paley commented on Twitter, “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?” She had referred to an incident back in 2014 when James Franco tried to hit on a 17-year-old girl on Instagram. Actress Sarah Tither-Kaplan has earlier worked with Franco, and this is what she said on Twitter.
“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!”
A lot of people who were present at the Golden Globes wore black, came with activists and addressed the issue of sexual misbehavior in Hollywood. James Franco put on a Times Up pin, referring to an organization created recently by hundreds of Hollywood women to battle the sexual misbehavior. That was questioned due to the so-called history of Franco. Twitter user @Enty also mysteriously tweeted about other sexual misbehavior by Franco.
“James Franco will be at multiple parties tonight and asked dozens of questions by reporters. Not one will ask him about @allysheedy1 or her Tweets. No one will ask him about the underage girls. No one will ask him about his acting school partner or why they suddenly had to close.”
Franco’s film The Disaster Artist is being called a frontrunner at Oscar. Therefore, Franco will have to deal with these claims publically, during the ongoing awards season. “After my profile of Franco was published, some people reached out to tell me about encounters with him. I knew a story was being worked on by some reporters, but these folks got impatient. It’s hard to watch someone who hurt you be lavished w/ praise,” former Los Angeles Weekly writer April Wolfe wrote on Twitter. Considering all those comments, it is likely that there will be a lot more of news about James Franco’s alleged past of sexual misbehavior in the days to come.