James Franco Skips Critics' Choice Awards Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Violet Paley

On Sunday, he won a Best Actor Golden Globe for his portrayal of Tommy Wiseau in The Disaster Artist, which he also directed.

Amid sexual misconduct allegations, actor and filmmaker James Franco chose to skip the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards where he won the Best Actor honour for his role in The Disaster Artist. In 2014, he used Instagram to ask a 17-year-old British girl he'd met outside a NY theater if she had a boyfriend and whether she was 18.

The report was published in the wake of sexual misconduct accusations against Franco posted to Twitter during the Golden Globes. Violet Paley and Sarah Tither-Kaplan recounted negative experiences they allegedly had with Franco and expressed anger at the perceived hypocrisy of him wearing a Time's Up pin at the awards show.

One of the women, Sarah Tither-Kaplan said it "was like a slap in my face".

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Franco's attorney, Michael Plonsker, denied the allegations and pointed to comments made by Franco earlier this week, according to the Times.

Violet Paley, who was among the firsts to accuse Franco, said during a consensual relationship, he once pressured her to perform oral sex in a vehicle and that the "power dynamic was really off". "So I don't want to shut them down in any way". "First of all, I have no idea what I did to Ally Sheedy". "Our instructors were excellent, student feedback was positive and this recent tweet from a former student is very inconsistent with the mission of the school and we are investigating this matter", he said. However, Franco removed the plastic guard that covered the women's vaginas before simulating oral sex with them, she alleged. In it I had mentioned that we've heard stories about Franco.

Midway through filming, Dusome said Franco approached the actresses - who wore masks and lingerie - and asked, "So, who wants to take your shirt off?".

She wrote the line back in September of 2017 and is now defending herself against Twitter trolls, who are questioning her intentions in sharing her story about Franco.

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That 2012 experience was backed up by Natalie Chmiel, another of Franco's students at Studio 4, who said Franco was "visibly angry" when nobody agreed to go topless.

When asked by Colbert whether there could be a reconciliation between people who have different views, Franco said if he's done something wrong, he'll fix it.

At one point, Franco seems visibly uncomfortable at one of Rogen's jokes: "James became famous for playing James Dean, which makes sense because they both sucked some dicks and made three good movies". "I was talking to him, all of a sudden his penis was out", she says of their experience in her vehicle.

"I felt like I was selected for something based on my hard work and my merit, and when I realized it was because I have nice [breasts], it was pretty clear that was not the case", Dusome said. She claimed then that the "power dynamic was really off".

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