Actor James Franco wore the SJW-approved "Time's Up" pin to the Golden Globes on Sunday, showing his support for victims of sexual harassment in Hollywood and support for those fighting against it. Then it got awkward. After Franco won Best Actor for his performance in The Disaster Artist, actress Ally Sheedy Tweeted and deleted “Ok wait. Bye. Christian Slater and James Franco at a table on @goldenglobes #MeToo" and “James Franco just won. Please never ever ask me why I left the film/TV business." On Colbert, Franco said he does not know what Sheedy is referring to.
everyone in town knows that james franco is a creep and that stories about his behavior were about to break. the hollywood foreign press knew it too but gave him an award anyway.— Katy Stoll (@katystoll) January 8, 2018
Hey James Franco, 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!— Sarah Tither-Kaplan (@sarahtk) January 8, 2018
It’s ... rich of James Franco to be wearing a Time’s Up pin— Doree Shafrir (@doree) January 8, 2018
Watching women gather all the receipts on James Franco on here is my favorite song today.
— ReBecca Theodore-Vachon (@FilmFatale_NYC) January 8, 2018
And people hadn't forgotten about this, either:
Whatever I still remember James Franco trying to pick up a teenager on Instagram— Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) January 8, 2018
When Franco addressed that in 2014, he said “I’m embarrassed, and I guess I’m just a model of how social media is tricky,” and “Seventeen is legal in New York, but that being said, it’s still pretty damn young." Dude.
Franco appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and Colbert asked him to address this backlash. Franco said:
“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.” and “If there’s restitution to be made, I will make it."
A New York Times event featuring Franco and his brother Dave, who also appeared in The Disaster Artist, scheduled to take place tonight, has been cancelled. NYT said "“The event was intended to be a discussion of the making of the film, ‘The Disaster Artist.’ Given the controversy surrounding recent allegations, we’re no longer comfortable proceeding in that vein.”
Home health nurses claim that Stan Lee, the 95-year-old creator of Marvel Comics, has been sexually harassing them. With a fortune of $50 million, Lee says he is the victim of a "shakedown," and will not stand for it. His attorney Tom Lallas said:
"Mr Lee will not be extorted or blackmailed, and will pay no money to anyone because he has done absolutely nothing wrong,"
Greta Gerwig says she will not work with director Woody Allen again, and would not have if she had known "what I know now."
Actress Kadian Noble says disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein used supermodel Naomi Campbell and supermogul Oprah Winfrey to trick her into being alone with him.