James Franco Accused Of Sexual Harassment Following Golden Globes Win
ICYMI, the actor won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for his role as Tommy Wiseau in The Disaster Artist.
Franco wore a Time’s Up pin to the event to show support for the new initiative, which was launched to help women fight sexual harassment in the workplace.
Pretty sure this would be my face too if I was Hugh Jackman losing to James Franco, a gross predator of underaged girls who wore a TIMESUP pin to this stupid event and didn’t even get called out for his hypocrisy by Hollywood 🙄 https://t.co/T1QUTq9CJ5
— Jen Bartel (@heyjenbartel) January 8, 2018
Well, many people believed it was a pretty hypocritical move, and women have taken to Twitter to call out the star.
“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!” wrote actress Sarah Tither-Kaplan.
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
“Cute #TIMESUP pin James Franco,” actress Violet Paley tweeted. “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?”
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
The Breakfast Club actress Ally Sheedy - who appeared in Franco's 2014 play The Long Shrift - was the first to blast Franco, when she posted the following tweets (which have since been deleted):
— Marlow Stern (@MarlowNYC) January 8, 2018
A number of Twitter users are also calling out the actor for inviting a 17-year-old back to his hotel room....
I love how quickly Hollywood forgets.... as James Franco stands up there with his #timesup pin that he not so long ago tried to knowingly get an underage girl to come to his hotel room. #GoldenGlobes pic.twitter.com/2GvZ8JkTxM
— Liv-TVThings Analyst (@DontBscaredRude) January 8, 2018
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
— Enty (@entylawyer) January 8, 2018
Whatever I still remember James Franco trying to pick up a teenager on Instagram
— Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) January 8, 2018
James Franco, noted dude who slid inside a 17-year-old girls DMs and noted director and writer of a film of a dude who was in a relationship with an underaged person he was teaching won a Golden Globe, which proves that the non-action of wearing black was double useless.
— Jeans Skinny xD Like Squidward O_o (@whateverchrissy) January 8, 2018
I truly hope that was the last award James Franco receives.
— Tyler Coates (@tylercoates) January 8, 2018
According to former LA Weekly writer April Wolfe, these allegations are just the beginning....
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. https://t.co/GPNVIMlWhO
— April Wolfe (@AWolfeful) January 8, 2018
Franco is yet to respond to the allegations.
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