James Franco Talks Sexual Misconduct Allegations on ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’

Stephen Colbert asked James Franco to respond to the allegations of sexual misconduct made against him and “The Disaster Artist” fumbled through a denial.

Franco — who has faced a few allegations in recent days, including some from actress Ally Sheedy (who deleted her tweets) — told Colbert the things being said about him “on Twitter are not accurate.”

“There were some things on Twitter, um, I haven’t read them. I’ve heard about them. Okay, first of all, I have no idea what I did to Ally Sheedy,” Franco said. “I directed her in a play off-Broadway. I had nothing but a great time with her, total respect for her. I have no idea why she was upset. She took the tweet down. I don’t know. I can’t speak for her … I don’t know.”

He continued, “The others, look, in my life, I pride myself on taking responsibility for things I’ve done. I have to do that to maintain my well-being. I do it whenever I know that there’s something wrong that needs to be changed. I make it a point to do it. 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. I think it’s a good thing, and I support it.”

Franco won the Golden Globe for best actor on Sunday and wore a Time’s Up pin to the event, which sparked some people to come forward with accusations against him.

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