3BA Header News

Music & Entertainment

James Franco says allegations inaccurate

james franco

Facing accusations by an actress and a filmmaker over alleged sexual misconduct, James Franco has told CBS' The Late Show the things he's heard aren't accurate but he supports people coming out "because they didn't have a voice for so long".

Franco's appearance on Tuesday came hours after The New York Times cancelled a public event scheduled on Wednesday that was intended to feature The Disaster Artist director and star and his brother and co-star, Dave Franco, discussing the film with a Times reporter.

The Times said in a statement that it had cancelled the event "given the controversy surrounding recent allegations".

After he won a best-actor Golden Globe on Sunday night, actress Violet Paley accused Franco on Twitter of sexual misconduct. Filmmaker Sarah Tither-Kaplan questioned Franco wearing a "Times Up" pin during the awards ceremony in a tweet about him having her do a nude scene for $US100 per day.

Franco said he supports the "Times Up" movement against sexual harassment and for gender equality. He said that "if there's restitution to be made, I will make it".

"I pride myself on taking responsibility for things that I have done," Franco told Late Show host Stephen Colbert.

"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, so I don't want to shut them down in any way. I think that it's a good thing and I support it.

"I'm here to listen and learn and change my perspective where it's off, and I'm completely willing and want to."

Actress Ally Sheedy also tweeted during the Golden Globes that Franco was an example of why she left the film and television business, but she later removed that message.

Sheedy worked with Franco on an off-Broadway play in 2014, but Franco told Colbert that he had no idea what he did to Sheedy and had "nothing but a great time with her".

© AP 2018

You may also like...

This Is One Direction The 'James Bond' Franchise Could Take?!?

This Is One Direction The 'James Bond' Franchise Could Take?!?

  Daniel Craig is definitely signed on for the next James Bond film, but who will be next?   Idris Elba, Tom Hardy and Tom Hiddleston...

Thousands pay respects to singer O'Riordan

Thousands pay respects to singer O'Riordan

Thousands of people have gathered at a church in Ireland to remember the life of Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O'Riordan. Fans young and old, many...

Thousands pay respects to singer O'Riordan

Thousands pay respects to singer O'Riordan

Thousands of people have gathered at a church in Ireland to remember the life of Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O'Riordan. Fans young and old, many...

European women join chorus for change

European women join chorus for change

Thousands of people on two continents have picked up the baton from the US and rallied in solidarity with women demanding equality, justice and an...