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During an appearance on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show Tuesday night, actor James Franco was asked to address recent allegations of sexual misconduct that have become public since Franco wore a “Time’s Up” pin in support of the “Me Too” movement at the Golden Globes on Sunday.
“The things I heard on Twitter are not accurate,” Franco said. “If there’s restitution to be made, I will make it…I’m here to listen and learn and change my perspective where it’s off.”
Multiple women, including actresses Violet Paley and Ally Sheedy, came forward this week to accuse Franco of acting inappropriately toward them.
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
It’s … rich of James Franco to be wearing a Time’s Up pin ?
— Doree Shafrir (@doree) January 8, 2018
A couple weeks ago, James offered me & a few other girls an overdue, annoyed, convenient phone “apology”. I don’t accept, but maybe some other people’s lives would be made easier if he donated all of his earnings from “The Disaster Artist” to @RAINN01.
— Violet Paley (@VioletPaley) January 9, 2018
— Marlow Stern (@MarlowNYC) January 8, 2018
This isn’t the first time that Franco has been accused, either; in 2014, a teenage tourist from Scotland posted damning screenshots of the actor propositioning her days before her 18th birthday to join him in a hotel room and instructing her not to tell anyone from home.
Because of the allegations, the New York Times has canceled a panel event meant to take place Wednesday night, the Huffington Post reports. Take a look at the interview with Colbert below.