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
James Franco, who appeared on “The Late Show” last Tuesday denied all misconduct when Stephen Colbert asked him to address the elephant in the room.
“First of all, I have no idea what I did to Ally Sheedy,” he said. “I directed her in a play Off Broadway, I had nothing but a great time with her, total respect for her. I have no idea why she was upset.”
He continued to deny allegations made on Twitter, and moved on to voice his support for the #TimesUp movement at large.
“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.”
Franco promised to make restitutions wherever applicable, adding that the key to reconciliation and forward momentum is listening.
“The way I live my life, I can’t live if there’s restitution to be made. I will make it. So if I’ve done something wrong, I will fix it. I have to. I mean, I think that’s how that works. I mean, as far as the bigger issues, you know, how we do it, I really don’t have the answers and I think the point of this whole thing is that we listen. You know, there were incredible people talking that night. They had a lot to say, and I’m here to listen and learn and change my perspective where it’s off, and I’m completely willing and want to.”
It will be interesting to see what exactly are the “lot more details” Paley promised to soon be divulged about Franco’s behavior.