It was the Golden Globes Sunday night and James Franco won best actor in a motion picture for comedy for his performance in The Disaster Room. The evening was a celebration of Hollywood and part of that celebration was a display of solidarity in the face of numerous sexual allegations levelled against many big-named stars. This included wearing black and a lapel with the “Time’s Up” hashtag printed on it and James Franco was participating when he got up to collect his award.
However, not everyone thought it was a sincere gesture. A number of women have come forward and called Franco out for his past behaviour, stating that his wearing the “Time’s Up” label was pretty hypocritical.
Breakfast Club star Ally Sheedy (she played the weird one i.e. not Molly Ringwald) came out and made cryptic remarks about Franco. She quickly deleted the tweet but eagle-eyed users had saved copied it.
It read, “James Franco just won. Please never ask me why I left the film/TV business.” Franco knew Ally Sheedy from directing her in a 2014 off-Broadway play.
Not long after another woman, Violet Paley, levelled another accusation at Franco, detailed in the tweet below.
Cute #TIMESUP pin James Franco. Remember the time you pushed my head down in a car towards your exposed penis & that other time you told my friend to come to your hotel when she was 17? After you had already been caught doing that to a different 17 year old?— Violet Paley (@VioletPaley) January 8, 2018
At the moment these accusations are just that, accusations and nothing more. However, depending how the future plays out, it may be the start of Franco’s decline.