As many actors and actresses sported black clothing at the Golden Globes, some eyes were glaring at James Franco for his alleged inappropriate and/or sexually exploitative behavior. The women say he took advantage of his teaching and creative director positions in multiple instances.
Five women have come forward alleging that he acted inappropriately in artistic situations and made them feel uncomfortable. The full allegations can be found here. Franco’s attorney, Michael Plonsker, disputed all of the women’s allegations (some of which are contradictory) and directed The LA Times to Franco’s comments Tuesday night on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.”
“Look, in my life I pride myself on taking responsibility for things that I have done,” he told Colbert. “I have to do that to maintain my well being. 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 because they didn’t have a voice for so long. So I don’t want to shut them down in any way.”
“If I have done something wrong,” he added, “I will fix it — I have to.”