Judd praises Franco for response to sexual misconduct claims

Ashley Judd Says James Franco's Response to Sexual Misconduct Allegations Was 'Terrific'

Five women have spoken out in an explosive new Los Angeles Times article accusing actor James Franco of sexual misconduct.

"Facing, the actor skipped the Critics' Choice Awards Thursday night, where he won a Best Actor accolade for his work in ". She added that when there's diversity in the workplace, there is less abuse of power. The Los Angeles Times published the details of the alleged encounters on Thursday, January 11, just days after the Golden Globe victor denied previous claims of sexual misconduct. "I have my own side of this story but I believe that these people have been underrepresented getting their stories out enough that I will hold back things that I could say just because I believe in that so much", said Franco to Meyers. I have to do that to maintain my well-being. The things that I heard that were on Twitter are not accurate. I talked to them several times and told them if they were uncomfortable or did not like what was going on to come to me immediately and I would take care of it. The actor added that if he has "done something wrong", he will "fix it". The Deuce star's attorney Michael Plonsker disputed all of the allegations and directed the Times to the comments that Franco made on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Tuesday, January 9.

James Franco has been backed by three universities which include New York University, the University of Southern California and UCLA which all state that the actor had a total of zero complaints against him.

Sopan Deb, the reporter who had been slated to moderate the event Wednesday evening, tweeted that he had asked Franco to respond to the allegations, but the actor refused. I had nothing but a great time with her. The two had been having a consensual relationship, but they'd never engaged in oral sex before he exposed himself, she said. I have no idea what I did to Ally Sheedy. To extricate herself from the situation, she told Franco she spotted someone near the vehicle. Four of the women were students in Franco's acting classes and one is a filmmaker who considered him a mentor.

Violet Paley said that during a consensual relationship, Franco once pressured her to perform oral sex in a vehicle and that the "power dynamic was really off".

A day before the awards show, Franco appeared in Late Night Seth Meyers where he addressed the recent sexual harassment allegations. He also repeated his support for Time's Up. I support change. In my life, I pride myself in taking responsibility for things I've done. "We all spoke to him in November and December after asking for an apology months before".

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