James Franco’s Golden Globe misplaced a few of its luster after a number of ladies went on Twitter and accused him of inappropriate conduct.
Virtually instantly after the actor scooped up a trophy for “The Catastrophe Artist” Sunday, on an evening the trade spoke out in opposition to sexual harassment, Franco got here below assault.
Actress Violet Paley claimed the actor as soon as sexually assaulted her and tried to lure her 17-year-old buddy to his resort room.
“Cute #TimesUp pin James Franco. Bear in mind the time you pushed my head down in a automotive in direction of your uncovered penis & that different time you informed my buddy to come back to your resort when she was 17? After you had already been caught doing that to a unique 17 12 months previous?” she wrote on Twitter.
Paley, who clarified that she was an grownup and never a teen on the time, added that she did have a consensual relationship with Franco, however that the alleged encounter she talked about was in opposition to her will. Paley didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
Sarah Tither-Kaplan, who was as soon as a scholar of Franco’s at his performing faculty, alleged that Franco exploited her by asking her to strip down on set for under $100 per day after she signed a “obscure and normal at finest” contract.
“Bear in mind a number of weeks in the past whenever you informed me the total nudity you had me do in two of your films for $100/day wasn’t exploitative as a result of I signed a contract to do it? Instances up on that!” she tweeted. “I 100% didn’t really feel like I had a option to say no.”
She additionally referred to as out Franco for allegedly failing to provide actresses talking roles except the half concerned nudity.
Tither-Kaplan didn’t specify on which movie set the nude scene occurred, however the two at present have a movie titled “The Lengthy Dwelling” in post-production.
“If a well-known actor who has the power to make or break my profession with the snap of his fingers affords me an element, I haven’t got bargaining energy. I want work. I have to eat. I want a profession,” she tweeted.
She declined to remark to The Information.
Paley and Tither-Kaplan weren’t the one ones to trace at one thing extra sinister beneath Franco’s Golden Globes grin.
Throughout the present’s broadcast, “The Breakfast Membership” actress Ally Sheedy shared a collection of cryptic tweets naming the actor.
Sheedy, who starred within the Franco-directed off-Broadway play “The Lengthy Shrift” in 2014, didn’t accuse Franco of something, however took problem together with his presence on the present.
“Why is a person internet hosting? Why is James Franco allowed in? Stated an excessive amount of,” Sheedy wrote in tweets which have since been deleted.
On the awards present, Franco was one among many stars who wore a pin in help of Time’s Up, an initiative launched by greater than 300 ladies in Hollywood to battle sexual misconduct and provides a voice to these with out a platform.
Franco, 39, got here below hearth in 2014 after he tried to select up a 17-year-old lady over social media. The lady, who was visiting New York from Scotland on the time, met Franco exterior his Broadway manufacturing of “Of Mice and Males,” they usually started to trade Instagram messages, which finally leaked on-line.
Franco later defended himself throughout an interview on “The Howard Stern Present” after receiving appreciable backlash.
“Seventeen is authorized in New York, however that being stated, it is nonetheless fairly rattling younger,” Franco informed the radio host. “They make it out like I am pursuing younger ladies. I am not going to excessive colleges in search of dates. I am leaving my work they usually’re coming there. So, I am seeing engaging ladies.”
Franco additionally made headlines in 2014 when he shared a selfie, seemingly out of the blue, sporting nothing however his briefs, which had been pulled down beneath his waist. His hand was protecting his crotch within the suggestive photograph.
Reps for Franco didn’t instantly return a request for remark.
Franco himself has not responded to any of the allegations, however stated Sunday evening backstage on the Golden Globes that it is “everybody’s duty” to face up in opposition to sexual harassment and make change in Hollywood.