James Franco Accused Of New Sexual Misconduct Allegations After Golden Globes Win

10 January 2018, 15:32 | Updated: 10 January 2018, 15:41

James Franco at the Golden Globes
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Katie Louise-Smith

By Katie Louise-Smith

Many people called him out for hypocrisy for wearing a Time's Up badge on the red carpet.

Unless you've been living under a rock, you'll know that last weekend's Golden Globes ceremony was dominated by the Time's Up campaign. And you'll also know that many male celebrities, who were wearing the badges, were called out for not acknowledging the movement on the red carpet or in their speeches.

James Franco was one of them. He won the Golden Globe for 'Best Actor In A Musical or Comedy' on Sunday night (Jan 7) for his performance in the movie, The Disaster Artist. He also took part in the Time's Up campaign at the award show. He wore all black and donned a Time's Up pin badge on the lapel of his suit jacket as he walked the red carpet.

But MANY people on social media called him out for hypocrisy because of his alleged history with the very behaviour that the campaign is actively working against. Some even tweeted new accusations of his sexual misconduct.

Actress Ally Sheedy, who Franco directed in the 2014 off-Broadway play The Long Shrift, tweeted and later deleted three tweets questioning Franco's presence at the awards. One of the tweets said: "James Franco just won. Please never ask me why I left the tv/film business."

Others also brought up the events of 2014 where James Franco began messaging a 17-year-old girl he met outside a theatre on Broadway. The texts included him asking if they could meet up alone and if he should rent a room in the same hotel she was staying in. He later chalked it up to 'bad judgement'.

After the backlash, Franco appeared on The Late Show and was asked straight up by host Stephen Colbert if he had anything to say in response to the backlash. He did - and it was awkward as FUCK.

In the video, Franco says he has "no idea" what he did to actress Ally Sheedy and that the other allegations made against him on social media "are not accurate."

Watch his full response below: