James Franco Accused of Sexual Misconduct After Winning Golden Globe

Hollywood heartthrob James Franco may have worn a black and white Time’s Up pin to the Golden Globes last night, but that doesn’t mean the internet is letting him off the hook for his questionable past behavior. The Time’s Up pin was an initiative created by hundreds of actresses, female agents, writers, directors and entertainment executives to fight sexual harassment, assault, and misconduct. 

This Sunday, Franco won the award for Best Lead Actor in a Comedy called The Disaster Artist, though many felt that it was inappropriate for him to receive such an honor considering he was caught trying to hook up with a 17-year-old back in 2014. Once his behavior was exposed to the media, he tweeted “I hope parents keep their teens away from me.”

After he received the award last night, three more women came forward with accusations against the actor. Here’s what we know about the allegations: 

1/ Violet Palsy tweeted that James Franco once pushed her head down in a car towards his exposed penis. Another time, she alleges that Franco asked her 17-year-old friend to come to his hotel (after he’d already been caught luring a different 17-year-old.)

2/ Actress and filmmaker Sarah Tither-Kaplan also called out the actor on Twitter. “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!”

3/ Actress Ally Sheedy, who had an appearance in Franco’s 2014 off-Broadway play, The Long Shift, tweeted several times during the award show about Franco. 

“James Franco just won. Please never ever ask me why I left the film/tv business.”

“Ok wait. Bye. Christian Slater and James Franco at a table on @goldenglobes #MeToo”

“Why is a man hosting? Why is James Franco allowed in? Said too much. Nite love ya #goldenglobes”

A short time later Sheedy deleted her mysterious tweets. 

What do you think about the allegations against Franco? 

*image by Alice Barigelli

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