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James Franco Says Sexual Misconduct Allegations 'Not Accurate'

James Franco Says Sexual Misconduct Allegations 'Not Accurate'
Actor/director James Franco attends The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 7, 2018, in Beverly Hills, California. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 10 January 2018 03:03 PM

James Franco called a series of sexual misconduct allegations made against him on social media “not accurate” as he appeared on Stephen Colbert’s “The Late Show” Tuesday to discuss his Golden Globe award for “The Disaster Artist.”

Two actresses made allegations against Franco on social media as the Golden Globes were broadcast Sunday, asking why he was allowed to be in the running for the award and criticizing him for wearing a "Time's Up" pin to show solidarity with victims of sexual misconduct.

Actress Violet Paley tweeted Franco had once tried to force her head toward him as he exposed himself, and that other girls had similar stories. She also tweeted he had tried to apologize to her and others over the phone in recent weeks. Paley did say she at one point did have a consensual relationship with Franco.

Ally Sheedy also posted a series of now-deleted tweets hinting that misconduct by Franco was the reason she left the movie and TV business.

Franco told Colbert the Twitter postings were “not accurate,” but added, “I completely support people coming out and being able to have a voice.” 

“If there is restitution to be made I will make it,” Franco continued. “If I have done something wrong, I will fix it. I have to. I’m here to listen and learn and change my perspective where it’s off.” 

“I have no idea what I did to Ally Sheedy,” Franco also said. “I had nothing but a great time with her. I have total respect for her. I have no idea why she was upset.”

In 2014, Franco tried to get a 17-year-old Scottish girl visiting New York to come to his hotel room, then apologized for his actions on “Live with Kelly and Michael,” admitting he was embarrassed and “used bad judgment.” 

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Appearing on Stephen Colbert's "The Late Show" Tuesday, James Franco called a series of sexual misconduct allegations made against him on social media "not accurate."
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