AceShowbiz - %cJames Franco% has responded to sexual harassment allegations which were brought to light after his Golden Globe win. Appearing on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" on Tuesday, January 9, the actor/director took the opportunity to address the backlash he received on Twitter following the Sunday night ceremony.
The multi-hypenated actor was asked about the criticism he received for wearing a Time's Up pin in support of sexual harassment and assault awareness at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards. "I haven't read them. I've heard about them," he said.
Bringing up %cAlly Sheedy% who posted vague tweets about him during the ceremony, Franco said, "Okay, first of all, I have no idea what I did to Ally Sheedy, I directed her in a play Off-Broadway. I had nothing but a great time with her, total respect for her. I have no idea why she was upset."
Sheedy, who starred on "The Breakfast Club" and worked with Franco in 2014's Off-Broadway play "The Long Shrift", wrote in now-deleted tweets, "Why is James Franco allowed in? Said too much," and "James Franco just won. Please never ever ask me why I left the film/TV business." Commenting on her tweets, Franco said, "She took the tweet down. I don't know. I can't speak for her, I don't know."
Other women, %cSarah Tither-Kaplan% and %cViolet Paley%, made bolder accusations against Franco. Regarding these, "The Deuce" star responded, "The others... look, in my life, I pride myself on taking responsibility for things that I've done. I have to do that to maintain my well-being. I do it whenever I know that there is something wrong or needs to be changed, I make it a point to do it."
"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," he added. "So I don't want to, you know, shut them down in any way. It's, I think, a good thing and I support it."
As reported before, Sarah Tither-Kaplan claimed she felt like she had no choice to turn down a nude scene when working together with Franco in a film. Meanwhile, Violet Paley accused "The Disaster Artist" actor of sexually assaulting her and trying to lure her 17-year-old friend to his hotel room once.