James Franco denies allegations 3 women have tweeted about him
'The things I heard on Twitter are not accurate,' actor tells Stephen Colbert on The Late Show
After an allegation of sexual misconduct circulated on social media about James Franco, the actor told late-night host Stephen Colbert that the "the things I heard on Twitter are not accurate."
Actress Violet Paley said on Twitter that Franco pushed her head toward his groin in a car, and filmmaker Sarah Tither-Kaplan claimed a $100-a-day contract she signed to perform nudity in a film of Franco's was exploitive. Actress Ally Sheedy also said in a since-deleted tweet that Franco was an example of why she left the movie business.
During the Golden Globes broadcast, Sheedy tweeted, "Why is James Franco allowed in?"
Franco said he had "no idea" why Sheedy, whom he directed in a 2014 off-Broadway play, was upset. "I had nothing but a great time with her," he said. But in reference to other behaviour, he said, "If there's restitution to be made, I will make it."
"I pride myself on taking responsibility for things that I have done," Franco told Colbert. "The things that I heard that were on Twitter are not accurate, but I completely support people coming out and being able to have a voice because they didn't have a voice for so long, so I don't want to shut them down in any way. I think that it's a good thing and I support it."
New York Times talk cancelled
Franco's appearance Tuesday on CBS's The Late Show With Stephen Colbert came hours after the New York Times cancelled a public event scheduled Wednesday that was intended to feature The Disaster Artist director and star and his brother and co-star, Dave Franco, discussing the movie with a Times reporter.
The Times said in a statement that it had cancelled the event "given the controversy surrounding recent allegations."
Franco also attended the National Board of Review Awards gala in New York City on Tuesday to present his film's adapted screenplay award. He didn't comment on the allegations at the ceremony. An email seeking comment from his publicist wasn't immediately returned.
Franco is scheduled to appear on NBC's Late Night With Seth Meyers on Wednesday.