Colbert Asks Franco About Sexual Misconduct Allegations

'I have no idea what I did to Ally Sheedy'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 10, 2018 6:01 AM CST

(Newser) – James Franco was one of the "ladies and remaining gentlemen" Seth Meyers welcomed to the Golden Globes on Sunday—but he has been facing accusations of sexual misconduct ever since. During the awards show, Ally Sheedy called out the actor/director in a now-deleted series of #MeToo tweets, wondering why he had been allowed in and writing "James Franco just won. Please never ever ask me why I left the film/tv business" after he won best actor in a comedy for The Disaster Artist, reports the Washington Post. Actress Violet Paley and filmmaker Sarah Tither Kaplan later posted tweets accusing Franco of sexual assault or misconduct, with Paley saying he had sexually assaulted her and tried to get her 17-year-old friend to come to his hotel room.

When Stephen Colbert asked him about the allegations Tuesday night, Franco said he supports the Time's Up movement and if he has done something wrong, he will fix it, but the things he has been hearing on Twitter are "not accurate," the New York Daily News reports. "I have no idea what I did to Ally Sheedy," Franco told the Late Show host. "I directed her in a play off-Broadway. I had nothing but a great time with her and I have total respect for her." The AP reports that the New York Times has canceled a TimesTalk event that was due to take place Wednesday featuring Franco and Dave Franco, his brother and Disaster Artist co-star. The Times said the event was called off because of "controversy surrounding recent allegations."

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