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James Franco Accuser Sarah Tither-Kaplan Wants Apology, "I Still Have Love for Him"

One of James Franco's accusers is willing to forgive him if he publicly owns up to the sexual misconduct she says she experienced on a movie set. Sarah Tither-Kaplan tells TMZ, "I don't hate James. I still have love for him." She's reacting to….....»»

Category: topSource: tmzJan 12th, 2018

James Franco Latest Labeled Sexual Deviant After Golden Globes Win

James Franco is being accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women after winning a Golden Globe for The Disaster Artist. Although many actresses are pointing the finger at Franco, Ally Sheedy is the lady who got the ball rolling. I can think of no better time to ask these women “why wasn’t anything said before” […] The post James Franco Latest Labeled Sexual Deviant After Golden Globes Win appeared first on wwtdd. James Franco is being accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women after winning a Golden Globe for The Disaster Artist. Although many actresses are pointing the finger at Franco, Ally Sheedy is the lady who got the ball rolling. I can think of no better time to ask these women “why wasn’t anything said before” but speaking out against such atrocities when they actually happen draws less attention to the victim. Timing accusations just right may mean the difference between a few celebrity blogs picking up the story or having your own E! TV special like Rose McGowan. There’s no doubt that allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment are turning into a sniper sport. It’s hunting season in Hollywood and all big names are big game. Ally Sheedy’s now deleted comments: Why is a man hosting? Why is James Franco allowed in? Said too much. Nite love ya. Ok wait. Bye. Christian Slater and James Franco at a table [at the] Golden Globes #MeToo. James Franco just won. Please never ask me why I left the film/tv business. It’s clear that all men in attendance who wore “Time’s Up” pins are under thorough investigation after the recent Franco outing. Men in “Time’s Up” pins are silently signaling to every women who has seen their penis to not ruin their career. Because the definition of sexual harassment is changing everyday and retroactively retracting your consent is now an option for elite women. If the allegations are true James pretending to be an ally of a cause to launder his past sins falls under being one of the oldest tricks in the book. Most Americans love a redemption story. Mel Gibson recovered. Give Weinstein a few years if he somehow manages to walk away a free man and TWC will reign supreme once more, rising like the Phoenix from the ashes. 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 Hey James Franco, nice #timesup pin at the #GoldenGlobes , remember a few weeks ago when you told me the full nudity you had me do in two of your movies for $100/day wasn’t exploitative because I signed a contract to do it? Times up on that! — Sarah Tither-Kaplan (@sarahtk) January 8, 2018 The post James Franco Latest Labeled Sexual Deviant After Golden Globes Win appeared first on wwtdd......»»

Category: topSource: wwtddJan 10th, 2018

James Franco Talks Being A Bad Boyfriend, Quitting Instagram, & His TERRIBLE Job Hosting The Oscars In Candid Interview!

Who is James Franco? It's a question James Franco has been trying to answer for years. Video: Watch Franco Grab An Ax And Scare People At Halloween Horror Nights! On the eve of his already critically lauded effort The Disaster Artist, the actor-director sat down with Variety to talk about all his different real-life roles through the years [...] Who is James Franco? It's a question James Franco has been trying to answer for years. Video: Watch Franco Grab An Ax And Scare People At Halloween Horror Nights! On the eve of his already critically lauded effort The Disaster Artist, the actor-director sat down with Variety to talk about all his different real-life roles through the years -- and we don't mean the guy who cut his arm off. Franco says he accidentally developed a "public persona" different from his private one: "My public persona is this weird part of me, but not part of me. Other outlets use it to sell magazines. Why can't I have fun with it? On the other hand, it becomes you. There was a period 10 years ago that I wasn't the James Franco that everyone suddenly knew, doing all these things. It's almost like the mask gets fused to your face. That mask of fame, sort of gets stuck on your face whether you're being facetious or being serious. It's a hard thing to talk about, because you start sounding like a douche." Speaking of douche-like behavior, Franco tells a story about a time in his career when he let his preoccupation with work turn him into a terrible boyfriend! "This old girlfriend was visiting me in New York. I had come out here for school. My cat had scratched her in the eye. I had so much work to get done for the next day, I didn't take her to the hospital. I had my assistant take her. That moment haunted me so much. What kind of selfish, self-centered boyfriend are you?" Thankfully new girlfriend Isabel Pakzad is with the more mature Franco. (No, not Dave Franco, we're still talking about James! LOLz!) He already got the chance to do better, accompanying her to the hospital when she got a throat infection during the San Sebastian Film Festival this past September. Related: Franco Says He Doesn't Watch Porn Anymore! Also helping with the personal growth? Franco quit Instagram! "It's very liberating. I just got rid of it. When I first got on, it just felt silly. I treated it like it was a joke. You get in that weird seductive space where it feels private, but it's also public. And you get hooked on the reaction." That reaction led him to be more and more provocative just to see what would happen. Like when he infamously posted this nearly nude pic (below): Franco explains: "I was testing the bounds. It's sort of the way I see people like the Kardashians. They are staking out new ground and what these spaces are. They are making a lot of money off of it. What will happen if I do that? And you get reactions. There was some photo I did. I wasn't naked. I'm sure Rihanna has posted a bunch more risqué photos. It was just the attitude of the photo. It was sweaty. My hand was in my boxers. It just looked gross. And I remember Gucci saying, ‘Don't do any more photos like that.'" It's far from the most embarrassing thing he ever did. No, that would be the 2011 Oscars, in which he served as host with Anne Hathaway. "At the time I justified it to myself. 'This will be an experiment. This will be weird.' Part of me was so uncomfortable with the attention of being nominated [for 127 Hours], but also fear of losing, because everybody was talking about Colin Firth [who did go on to win for The King's Speech]." Franco says he thought hosting would give him something else to focus on and also allow him to look OK when he eventually lost. "I mean, I shouldn't have been doing it. Honestly, I think the biggest criticism of me, it seemed like I was high or low energy. In my head, I was trying to be the straight man. I guess I just went too far or came across as the dead man. Well, we don't know if he'll get any award love for his new role, but he def took it just as seriously! Video: Watch The Disaster Artist Trailer! Franco describes the process for transforming himself into the role of The Room actor-director-producer Tommy Wiseau: "I had 2.5 hours of prosthetics. We used cheeks, because he has very severe cheekbones. A nose-piece not for the full nose but for the bridge. We did a little piece on the eyelid, because he has a lazy eye on one side. And blue contacts." He also transformed his body to match Wiseau's "very strange muscularity" by doing 300 sit-ups and pushups a day and eating only salad for lunch and dinner. Sounds like Franco is saving his mask wearing just for in front of the camera these days. And we can't WAIT to see it! The Disaster Artist hits theaters Friday, December 1. [Image via Danielle Levit/Variety/Instagram/New Line Cinema.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonNov 14th, 2017

James Franco Accuser Sarah Tither-Kaplan Wants Apology, "I Still Have Love for Him"

One of James Franco's accusers is willing to forgive him if he publicly owns up to the sexual misconduct she says she experienced on a movie set. Sarah Tither-Kaplan tells TMZ, "I don't hate James. I still have love for him." She's reacting to….....»»

Category: topSource: tmzJan 12th, 2018

James Franco Accused of Sexually Exploitative Behavior By 5 Women

Five women have come forward to accuse James Franco of both “inappropriate” and sexually exploitative” behavior. The Los Angeles Times published an expose, where four of his students came forward. One of the women said James was her mentor. Franco began Studio 4, a film school, in Los Angeles and New York back in 2014. [...] Five women have come forward to accuse James Franco of both “inappropriate” and sexually exploitative” behavior. The Los Angeles Times published an expose, where four of his students came forward. One of the women said James was her mentor. Franco began Studio 4, a film school, in Los Angeles and New York back in 2014. One of his students, Hilary Dusome, recalled that he once asked a group of women to take off their tops for a shoot. “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,” Hilary said. “I don’t think he started teaching with bad intentions, but he went down a bad path and damaged a lot of people in the process.” “He just took advantage of our eagerness to work and be a part of something bigger,” another student, Natalie Chmiel, said. “We were all these up-and-coming actors who were so hopeful.” Another woman, Violet Paley, began a romantic relationship with him. She recalled a moment where he pressured her into performing oral sex while sitting in a car. “I was talking to him, all of a sudden his penis was out. I got really nervous, and I said, ‘Can we do this later?’ He was kind of nudging my head down, and I just didn’t want him to hate me, so I did it,” she said. A former acting student, Sarah Tither-Kaplan, recalled another time where Franco filmed an orgy scene and none of the women present were wearing clothing. Franco kept removing the plastic guards over their genitals, so that there was no protection between the women. The report also brought up the time back in 2014 when he tried to get a 17-year-old to come to his hotel room. Franco just won a 2018 Golden Globe for his work on The Disaster Artist......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJan 11th, 2018

James Franco Accused of Inappropriate Behavior by Five Women

Five women have come forward to accuse James Franco of sexually inappropriate or exploitative behavior in a report published Thursday by the Los Angeles Times. Four of the women were former acting students of Franco’s, including Sarah Tither-Kaplan, who attended Franco’s Studio 4 that abruptly closed last fall. Tither-Kaplan said she was cast in an unreleased […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJan 11th, 2018

No Oscar Nomination For You, Alleged Assailant James Franco

Just when James Franco finally found a vanity project that connected with audiences, he was withheld Oscar consideration for alleged sexual misconduct. James Franco And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. The actor nabbed the Best Actor Golden Globe for his performance as Tommy Wiseau in The Room-based flick The Disaster Artist, but is […] The post No Oscar Nomination For You, Alleged Assailant James Franco appeared first on wwtdd. Just when James Franco finally found a vanity project that connected with audiences, he was withheld Oscar consideration for alleged sexual misconduct. James Franco And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. The actor nabbed the Best Actor Golden Globe for his performance as Tommy Wiseau in The Room-based flick The Disaster Artist, but is notably absent from the newly-announced Oscar nominee lineup. Earlier this month Ally Sheedy got the assailant-shaming started with cryptic tweets, and was quickly joined by other women claiming that Franco conducted himself inappropriately around them. One flash of Franco’s toothy smile makes me feel like I’ve been molested by a trusted uncle, but that alone doesn’t make him guilty of anything besides being foul to all the senses. While no hard evidence has been brought up against Franco, if you even so much as tangentially shame a victim, Rose McGowan will hunt you down and swallow you with her Sarlacc vagina, so Franco pretty much finds himself without any defenders. Either “innocent until proven guilty” just isn’t as headline-worthy as it once was, or Franco really did rape a bunch of women. Or make them feel uncomfortable. Or something. The nuances aren’t fun. Last year Casey Affleck – an alleged assailant who always looks like he just rolled out of a brothel where he stabbed three women – accepted his Best Actor award for Manchester By The Sea with only minor backlash. But that was before people cared about the widespread abuse of power in Hollywood. It’s almost as if Franco is paying the price for Affleck’s win, and while I don’t wish anything good for Franco ever, this whole thing would make a little more sense if we had more evidence. Oh wait, did you just fall asleep? Yeah me too. Hang the bitch! Photo Credit: New Line Cinema The post No Oscar Nomination For You, Alleged Assailant James Franco appeared first on wwtdd......»»

Category: topSource: wwtddJan 23rd, 2018

James Franco's Accusers Detail Sexual Misconduct Allegations on Good Morning America - E! Online

E! OnlineJames Franco's Accusers Detail Sexual Misconduct Allegations on Good Morning AmericaE! OnlineTwo of James Franco's accusers are stepping forward with details of his alleged sexual misconduct. Sarah Tither-Kaplan and Violet Paley sat down with Good Morning America, opening up about how they attended Franco's acting classes at the Studio 4 film ...James Franco accusers in first televised interview: 'He's not an unforgivable person'Los Angeles TimesJames Franco Accusers Ask: 'Please Just Apologize'HuffPostJames Franco Denied Oscar Nomination After Sexual Misconduct AllegationsJust JaredTIME -ABC News -Jezebel -Cosmopolitan.comall 103 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJan 24th, 2018

James Franco accusers speak out in first televised interview: 'Please just apologize'

Sarah Tither-Kaplan and Violet Paley spoke to 'Good Morning America' about their negative experiences with the actor.         Sarah Tither-Kaplan and Violet Paley spoke to 'Good Morning America' about their negative experiences with the actor.        .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayJan 23rd, 2018

SAG Awards 2018: James Franco WILL Attend Amid Ongoing Accusations Of Sexual Misconduct

This might be pretty awkward… According to reports out this weekend, James Franco is not planning on shying away from tonight's SAG Awards, and he will be in attendance as a nominee even despite ongoing accusations swirling around him over sexual misconduct. Related: Franco Is Getting Death Threats Now, Too Franco's reps confirmed late this week that he [...] This might be pretty awkward... According to reports out this weekend, James Franco is not planning on shying away from tonight's SAG Awards, and he will be in attendance as a nominee even despite ongoing accusations swirling around him over sexual misconduct. Related: Franco Is Getting Death Threats Now, Too Franco's reps confirmed late this week that he will be one of the nearly 1,300 people in attendance in El Lay later tonight when the award show happens. It's a big deal because Franco is nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for his work on The Disaster Artist... and yet he's also been dogged recently by a LOT of chatter surrounding questions of possible sexual misconduct. This all comes after Franco skipped the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards, too, despite winning the award there for Best Actor in a Comedy. It sounds like SAG-AFTRA is prepared for this, though, with their executive producer acknowledging that they are going to handle this very delicately considering Franco's attendance and what's happening outside the show. Related: Actress Explains Her Refusal To Wear Black At Golden Globes Show EP Kathy Connell said earlier this week (below): "We're always conscious of relationships. We particularly like the positive ones, where we get to put people who might be in two different casts but might have a very positive relationship or be married or be engaged or be in love closer together. So, we're always cognizant of who's in our room." Hmm... Still no wonder on whether Franco will take Sharon Osbourne's advice and go to one of these award shows with his dick out. What do U think, Perezcious readers?! Do U want to see Franco tonight at the show? Should he have stayed home? Let us know in the comments (below). [Image via NBC.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJan 21st, 2018

James Franco Removed From #MeThree! Vanity Fair Issue

The recent Vanity Fair cover making the rounds for its body positivity – namely for celebrating Reese Witherspoon’s three legs and Oprah Winfrey’s three hands – was originally supped to be even crappier with the inclusion of James Franco, Vanity Fair representatives tell The Hollywood Reporter. But recently Franco was labeled as a sexual assailant […] The post James Franco Removed From #MeThree! Vanity Fair Issue appeared first on wwtdd. The recent Vanity Fair cover making the rounds for its body positivity – namely for celebrating Reese Witherspoon’s three legs and Oprah Winfrey’s three hands – was originally supped to be even crappier with the inclusion of James Franco, Vanity Fair representatives tell The Hollywood Reporter. But recently Franco was labeled as a sexual assailant – in addition to being a narcissistic gay-baiting opportunistic walking canvas of smile lines created by cackling at his own jokes – and was axed at the last second, reducing the number of stars accompanying outgoing VF editor Graydon Carter on the cover to twelve. Or eleven if you take into account the fact that Nicole Kidman was replaced with a painting of 90’s Naomi Watts. Honestly it’s getting embarrassing at this point. Here’s what the spokespimp for Vanity Fair had to say about dropping Franco’s ass: We made a decision not to include James Franco on the Hollywood cover once we learned of the misconduct allegations against him. The films and TV shows represented by the actors in this year’s Hollywood Portfolio — which for the first time offers a behind-the-scenes look at the shoot — took the #MeToo movement in stride, offering strong women in leading roles, as well as strong men supporting them. You will know that this site has been hijacked by Russians if I ever start to defend Franco against anything, but I do wonder what his accusers have up their sleeves, because Franco sure is getting stage four shat on by the industry without having any hard evidence against him, as far as we know. The fact that Franco is simply able to live with himself every day already proves that he’s delusional and suffers from some sort of psychosis, so I wouldn’t be surprised if the rumors were true and he forced his Pineapple Express into some teen’s face. Allegedly. Not innocent until proven guilty is so much more fun. I wish we had been doing this all along.   Photo Credit: Pacific Coast News, Vanity Fair The post James Franco Removed From #MeThree! Vanity Fair Issue appeared first on wwtdd......»»

Category: topSource: wwtddJan 29th, 2018

Here"s What Tommy Wiseau Would"ve Said At The Golden Globes Had James Franco Not Mic-Blocked Him

So close, but so far! Nothing could more accurately describe the moment Tommy Wiseau stormed the Golden Globes stage after James Franco won Best Actor for portraying the oddball filmmaker in The Disaster Artist. After Franco's name was called, Wiseau bolted from the far back of the room to meet James and his little brother/costar Dave Franco [...] So close, but so far! Nothing could more accurately describe the moment Tommy Wiseau stormed the Golden Globes stage after James Franco won Best Actor for portraying the oddball filmmaker in The Disaster Artist. After Franco's name was called, Wiseau bolted from the far back of the room to meet James and his little brother/costar Dave Franco onstage -- and headed straight for the microphone. You could almost hear everyone in the room cheering him on! This was finally his moment of glory! Photo: Tonya Harding & Tommy Living Their BEST Lives At The Globes! But alas, Wiseau was mic-blocked by a grinning Franco at the last second, and the world was denied what could have been the best acceptance speech of all time. Needless to say, everyone (including Seth Rogen) was wondering just what The Room star would have said had he gotten the chance. Speaking to the LA Times, Wiseau said his message would have been: "If a lot of people loved each other, the world would be a better place to live." V profound, Tommy. Though we think the crowd would have preferred something more like, "Oh hai, Oprah!" Related: Women Call Out Franco's Predatory Past! As for Franco's portrayal of him, Wiseau only had glowing things to say -- except when it came to the Globe winner's ability to throw a football. He continued: "[James] did such a great job, talking as a director and an actor. I think he make a big effort, which sometimes from the outside is extremely difficult to understand that. He did good with accent. His brother Dave did good as well. They really studied character. But he doesn't know how to throw football, that's for sure!" Speech or no, Wiseau was finally able to be a part of Hollywood ceremony he always dreamed of -- a dream, he said, that anyone can attain. He added: "See ‘The Room,' have fun, and enjoy life. The American Dream is alive, and it's real." Honestly, we would've preferred a rambling speech from Tommy over James comparing himself and Dave to the Coen Brothers. But as we know, Hollywood can be a cruel place. [Image via ABC.].....»»

Category: break-upsSource: tmzJan 8th, 2018

Busy Philipps Now Feels ‘Fine’ About James Franco Attack

  I recently saw on Instagram that my cousins attended a Busy Philipps book signing. I flagged the post as porn. Earlier this month Philipps made a splash when Page Six released an excerpt from her book This Will Only Hurt A Little detailing an assault she suffered at the hands of James Franco on […] The post Busy Philipps Now Feels ‘Fine’ About James Franco Attack appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?.   I recently saw on Instagram that my cousins attended a Busy Philipps book signing. I flagged the post as porn. Earlier this month Philipps made a splash when Page Six released an excerpt from her book This Will Only Hurt A Little detailing an assault she suffered at the hands of James Franco on the set of Freaks and Geeks: …He grabbed both my arms and screamed in my face, ‘DON’T EVER TOUCH ME AGAIN!’ And he threw me to the ground. Flat on my back. Wind knocked out of me. Now in an interview with The New York Times, she’s flagging her own words as “click-bait” and claiming that she actually has no animosity towards Franco. The reported abuse was another nail in the coffin that is James Franco’s career (Philipps’ only positive contribution to the entertainment industry) but now she’s kewl. It’s kewl guys. We’re kewl: I feel like this kind of celebrity click-bait takes away from how good my book is, how hard I worked on it and what I’m actually trying to say. James and I are fine. I’m fine about that situation. Franco is a narcissistic gaybaiting toothy little turd of a man, so if you want to take him down, take him down. I don’t care. But don’t leverage his downfall for professional gain, only to backtrack once the damage is done. Philipps continued about her previous allegation that Freaks and Geeks showrunner Judd Apatow could have done more to protect her from Franco: I saw Judd the other night, and he did not care that I wrote about it, because we’ve talked about it over the years. And I said, ‘Guess what? That situation would be for sure handled differently today on a set like that, and maybe that would’ve been beneficial to everyone involved, not just me.’ What would have been beneficial to everyone would be for us to see a WWE SmackDown between James Franco and Busy Philipps. By the way, this line in the Times article “…the actress has parlayed social media clout into the most successful stretch of her career” shouldn’t be a compliment. But somehow it is. Damn 2018.   Photo Credit: Tawni Bannister / The New York Times The post Busy Philipps Now Feels ‘Fine’ About James Franco Attack appeared first on WWTDD - What Would Tyler Durden Do?......»»

Category: topSource: wwtddOct 26th, 2018

Alison Brie Gave The Most Diplomatic Response When Asked About Brother-In-Law James Franco"s Sexual Misconduct Controversy!

What a tough situation for Alison Brie. On Sunday, the GLOW actress hit the SAG Awards red carpet as she was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series. However, as brother-in-law James Franco has recently been accused of sexual misconduct by several women, Brie was inundated with questions about the controversy. Related: [...] What a tough situation for Alison Brie. On Sunday, the GLOW actress hit the SAG Awards red carpet as she was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series. However, as brother-in-law James Franco has recently been accused of sexual misconduct by several women, Brie was inundated with questions about the controversy. Related: SAG Awards 2018 Red Carpet Fashion! While Alison's Netflix hit is all about female empowerment, she's also incredibly close to husband Dave Franco's family. Thus, we can only imagine how torn the Mad Men alum feels during this time. Thankfully, Alison didn't dodge the question as she addressed the alleged misconduct with Giuliana Rancic. The 35-year-old shared: "I think that above all, what we've always said is it remains vital that anyone that feels victimized should and does have the right to speak out and come forward. I obviously support my family. Not everything that has been reported is fully accurate, so I think we're waiting to get all the information. But of course now is the time for listening and that's what we're all trying to do." At the 2018 #SAGAwards, Alison Brie addressed the allegations of sexual misconduct made against her brother-in-law, James Franco: "It remains vital that anyone that feels victimized should and does have the right to speak out and come forward." pic.twitter.com/dG5uJJVko7 — E! News (@enews) January 21, 2018 Clearly, Alison doesn't want to victim blame, but also doesn't want to abandon her family ties during this drama. Again, what a tough situation to be stuck in!! Twitter has since praised Alison for her VERY diplomatic response: .@alisonbrie was so poised handling the tricky questions about her brother-in-law James Franco and her solidarity with #TimesUp — Caitlyn Becker (@caitlynbecker) January 21, 2018 Alison Brie was so well prepared for E!’s James Franco question. It’s almost like they had a family meeting about how horrible this red carpet was gonna be for them and she volunteered as tribute. — Rebecca Keegan (@ThatRebecca) January 21, 2018 On the #SAGAwards red carpet, Alison Brie, who looked amazing, by the way, gave a VERY diplomatic answer to Giuliana when she asked about the allegations against her BIL James Franco — Tom & Lorenzo (@tomandlorenzo) January 21, 2018 So James Franco went to SAGs and got clapped, but the only news I'm seeing about him is his sister in law, Alison Brie, an actress who deserved a platform to talk about her own work, getting asked about him? Because she's the one who is supposed to be asked for some reason. — dilara (@marioncotilards) January 22, 2018 The Community vet then pivoted the conversation to discuss GLOW. On why she chose to do the wrestling project, she revealed that the comedy was "everything [she] was looking for as an actor." Not to mention, learning to wrestle empowered Alison quite a bit. She continued: "I do feel like I carry that confidence everywhere I go now." What do YOU think?? Were you a fan of Alison's answer?? SOUND OFF in the comments (below)! [Image via Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJan 22nd, 2018

James Franco's Accusers Speak Out About Inappropriate Behavior Allegations - Entertainment Tonight

Entertainment TonightJames Franco's Accusers Speak Out About Inappropriate Behavior AllegationsEntertainment TonightSarah Tither-Kaplan, Violet Paley and Tatjana Liepelt sat down with Inside Edition to talk about the actor's alleged inappropriate behavior. Liepelt was Franco's personal assistant from 2012 to 2013 and claimed that the actor would call her a "b*tch ...Five women accuse actor James Franco of inappropriate or sexually exploitative behaviorLos Angeles TimesViolet Paley on Twitter: "Cute #TIMESUP pin James Franco. Remember the time you pushed my head down in a car ...Twitterall 105 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJan 24th, 2018

Community Creator Dan Harmon Apologizes For Sexually Harassing Former Writer & Even Explains How His "Creepy Behavior" Manifested!

May we present to you: a seemingly authentic sexual harassment apology. In an episode of his Harmontown podcast, Dan Harmon came out with a very candid admission of sexually harassing a former writer on his sitcom Community. The in-depth apology came weeks after Megan Ganz called the producer out on Twitter for half-assedly confessing to abusive behavior. [...] May we present to you: a seemingly authentic sexual harassment apology. In an episode of his Harmontown podcast, Dan Harmon came out with a very candid admission of sexually harassing a former writer on his sitcom Community. The in-depth apology came weeks after Megan Ganz called the producer out on Twitter for half-assedly confessing to abusive behavior. During the intense exchange, Harmon expressed regret for treating Ganz like "garbage" -- a sentiment she appreciated, but felt didn't make up for years of being mistreated. Now, it sounds like Harmon is really trying to set things right. Taking the advice of other female colleagues, the Rick and Morty creator completely owned up to and apologized for his "creepy behavior" towards Ganz. Related: Mira Sorvino Vows To NEVER Work With Woody Allen Again! Harmon opened his confession around the 18:40 mark, noting he was "attracted to a writer I had power over" and "knew enough to know that these feelings were bad news." Unsure of how to deal with these feelings, Harmon said he "did the cowardly, easiest, laziest thing you can do" and "didn't deal with them" -- but repressing his attraction for Ganz only heightened his "flirty" intensity towards her. It only got worse when Harmon tried to become a mentor for Ganz. Harmon said he lied to himself and his girlfriend about his feelings for his mentee -- to rebuff complaints about his behavior, he claimed those complaining were being "sexist or jealous." Even after Ganz repeatedly told Harmon that his behavior was making her uncomfortable, both on a personal and professional level, the producer refused to listen. He broke up with his girlfriend and even told Ganz, "I love you." She rejected him. That's when Harmon turned his humiliation into even darker behavior, actions he says vincidcates Ganz's use of the word "trauma." He explained: "I drank. I took pills. I crushed on her and resented her for not reciprocating it and the entire time I was the one writing her paychecks and in control of whether she stayed or went and whether she felt good about herself or not, and said horrible things. Just treated her cruelly, pointedly, things I would never, ever would have done if she had been male and if I had never had those feelings for her." This downward spiral, he said, continued throughout Community's run, until he lost control of the show and was ultimately fired. Related: 5 Women Accuse James Franco Of Being A Nasty Pig Harmon concluded his message by urging men to think about the implications of being attracted to colleagues and coworkers -- particularly when there is a power dynamic -- and not let their attractions grow off in the back of their minds. Oh, also, have some fucking respect for women: "I certainly wouldn't have been able to do it if I had any respect for women. On a fundamental level, I was thinking about them as different creatures. I was thinking about the ones that I liked as having some special role in my life and I did it all by not thinking about it." This time around, Ganz felt an unexpected sense of "relief" from Harmon's apology, one that she said was "not rationalizing or justifying or making excuses" for his behavior. She ultimately forgave her former boss and urged others on Twitter to listen to his confession. Looks like the closest thing to resolution we've seen in a while. Click HERE to lisen to Harmon's apology and read Ganz's response tweets (below): I’m not being flippant. I didn’t bring up this mess just to sweep it back under the rug. But I find myself in the odd position of having requested an apology publicly, and then having received one—a good one—also publicly. I waited 6 years for it, but you can find it 18:38 in. — Megan Ganz (@meganganz) January 11, 2018 Yes, I only listened because I expected an apology. But what I didn't expect was the relief I’d feel just hearing him say these things actually happened. I didn’t dream it. I’m not crazy. Ironic that the only person who could give me that comfort is the one person I’d never ask. — Megan Ganz (@meganganz) January 11, 2018 This was never about vengeance; it's about vindication. That's why it didn’t feel right to just accept his apology in private (although I did that, too). Because if any part of this process should be done in the light, it’s the forgiveness part. And so, @danharmon, I forgive you. — Megan Ganz (@meganganz) January 11, 2018 Have we found a way to move forward, Perezious readers? [Image via WENN/Twitter.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJan 11th, 2018

Scarlett Johansson Word Slaps James Franco At Women’s March

Slam alert. This weekend Scarlett Johansson took to the stage at the Los Angeles Women’s March to share words of inspiration with hundreds of thousands of women uniting to fight inequality and underrepresentation, but more importantly, she took the opportunity to SLAM the h8ers! Well, one h8er in particular, James Franco. Obsessing over a man […] The post Scarlett Johansson Word Slaps James Franco At Women’s March appeared first on wwtdd. Slam alert. This weekend Scarlett Johansson took to the stage at the Los Angeles Women’s March to share words of inspiration with hundreds of thousands of women uniting to fight inequality and underrepresentation, but more importantly, she took the opportunity to SLAM the h8ers! Well, one h8er in particular, James Franco. Obsessing over a man at a women’s march. Ugh chicks amirite. While the sexual assault allegations against Franco are still just that, allegations, as far as the public knows, Johansson seems to have some behind-the-scenes knowledge that makes her pretty damn sure he’s a culprit, or at least enough of a culprit to publically SLAM: How could a person publicly stand by an organization that helps to provide support for victims of sexual assault while privately preying on people who have no power? She then brings the sass attack with: I want my pin back, by the way. If that slam fell flat, just know that Franco sported a Time’s Up pin to the Golden Globes even though at the time he was a freshly-minted assailant. Scarlett’s representatives further clarified the slam by confirming that she was indeed talking about Franco. Sneaky. Unfortunately for Scarlett the curse of the Soon-Yi fell upon her shortly after her speech, because as a woman who worked with Woody Allen on three different projects between the years of 2005 and 2008 –  Match Point, Scoop, and Vicky Christina Barcelona – she for many people has the word “complicit” stamped on her forehead. And now headlines detailing her possibly hypocrisy are all but superseding her original slamming of Franco. But if appearing in an Allen flick makes Johansson complicit, what about the other hundreds of actors who have worked on Allen flicks, including activist Meryl Streep? Certainly not everyone in Hollywood is somehow complicit – only shedding their blinders once they’re out of the gate and on their way to success? No that would be insane.    Photo Credit: Getty Images The post Scarlett Johansson Word Slaps James Franco At Women’s March appeared first on wwtdd......»»

Category: topSource: wwtddJan 22nd, 2018

Thousands Of People Are Watching Overwatch's Jeff Kaplan Sit Motionless In Front Of A Yule Log [UPDATE] - Kotaku

KotakuThousands Of People Are Watching Overwatch's Jeff Kaplan Sit Motionless In Front Of A Yule Log [UPDATE]KotakuHe's been this way for over an hour, and as word's gotten out the audience has swelled to over 30,000. As Overwatch's creative director, Jeff Kaplan has spoken in the past about how dedicated the team is to supporting the game and engaging with the ...Overwatch's director dominates Twitch by sitting in front of a crackling holiday firePolygonJeff Kaplan is live on Twitch for an Overwatch Yule Log videoDot Esports35K people are watching Overwatch's Jeff Kaplan sit motionless in front of a firePC Invasion (blog)GamingBoltall 7 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsDec 24th, 2017

The Deuce Co-Creator Responds To Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against James Franco: "We Have No Awareness Of Any Incident"

There has still yet to be any official confirmation of James Franco's wrongdoing on the set of The Deuce. As we reported earlier, five women have spoken to The Los Angeles Times alleging the actor previously engaged in inappropriate or exploitative behavior while on set or in acting classes. Related: Franco Says Allegations Against Him Are 'Not [...] There has still yet to be any official confirmation of James Franco's wrongdoing on the set of The Deuce. As we reported earlier, five women have spoken to The Los Angeles Times alleging the actor previously engaged in inappropriate or exploitative behavior while on set or in acting classes. Related: Franco Says Allegations Against Him Are 'Not Accurate' E! News has since received a statement from HBO, who produced the show based on the birth of the modern porn industry in the '70s. The company said on Thursday: "We have verified that no complaints about Mr. Franco have come in on The Deuce production." Further, the project's co-creator and executive producer, David Simon, added: "I am still reading it the same as everyone else, trying to discern what is or isn't there. Personally, I can only speak knowledgeably to The Deuce. I've checked with all my fellow producers and other personnel. We have no complainant or complaint or any awareness of any incident of concern involving Mr. Franco. Nor has HBO been approached with any complaint. In our experience, he was entirely professional as an actor, director and producer." Well, that's good news for Franco -- but just because there isn't official documentation doesn't mean the inappropriate behavior didn't happen. We're sure there will be more on this. Stay tuned. [Image via Brian To/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJan 11th, 2018

James Franco Wrote About Meeting "Young Girls" For Sex In Creepy 2013 Book…

The world seems torn on James Franco at the moment. On the one hand, he's a brilliant actor who seems to have matured before our eyes and is getting rightful acclaim for his work directing and starring in The Disaster Artist. On the other, a LOT of young women in Hollywood are talking about what a sleaze [...] The world seems torn on James Franco at the moment. On the one hand, he's a brilliant actor who seems to have matured before our eyes and is getting rightful acclaim for his work directing and starring in The Disaster Artist. On the other, a LOT of young women in Hollywood are talking about what a sleaze he's been, with five telling The Los Angeles Times the actor engaged in inappropriate or exploitative behavior while on set or in acting classes. Related: Here's Why James Franco Skipped Out On The Critics' Choice Awards! While the Golden Globe winner is so far denying any of the accusations are "accurate" he did talk about what could be seen as predatory behavior once -- in his book Actors Anonymous. The 2013 novel gives fictitious accounts of actors' lives in Hollywood. But given the recent news people couldn't help but read into some telling excerpts -- told in first person -- about a movie star's sex life with "young girls." Franco wrote (below): "One of my favorite approaches was to ask young girls that requested to take a photo with me to email me a copy of the photo; that way I can give them my info very quickly in front of a crowd of fans and later work out a way to see them. Usually this happens at an event, which means I am usually away from home, so I have girls all over the world. Usually they are ready when I go back to that city, whether it is Rome, Portland, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Detroit, Asheville, or D.C." This is all meant to be in character, not autobiographical. But the photo method does bear a striking resemblance to that story of meeting and accidentally corresponding with an underage Scottish girl that the actor embarrassingly admitted to nearly four years back. Hmm. Related: The Deuce Co-Creator Responds To Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against James Franco -- or sorry, this one character -- goes on to describe one such meeting with an "okay-looking" girl whom he didn't have time to ask out when he first met her in Toronto. But after she emailed him the photo, they started communicating until eventually hooking up: "In the intervening months she had sent me plenty of photos of her body and especially her ass bent over in a G-string, so when she arrived at my Lower East Side apartment, I was ready and she was ready. Not only did she allow me to do everything I wanted to her, she let me film it on my phone." Other lines of note? "I had something going on with most of my female costars and worked up a routine so that I could see someone every night." and "Lots of actors like to screw the extras. It's pretty easy." and "You can usually score with your acting partner after the first make-out scene." and from the book's preface, presumably writing as the real James Franco... "Acting teachers are fucked up. They are unlike any other teachers because they deal with their students' emotions and bodies." We'd hate to set a precedent of judging people by their fiction -- goodness knows no one thinks George R.R. Martin is running around setting people on fire with a dragon -- but considering women came forward with complaints about Franco in his role as an acting teacher, this is not a good look. What do YOU think about these excerpts?? [Image via Daniel Deme/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJan 12th, 2018

James Franco Continues To Deny Sexual Misconduct Allegations — Only This Time On Seth Meyers" Late Night!

James Franco is making the press rounds. As we previously reported, earlier this week, The Disaster Artist actor stopped by Stephen Colbert's The Late Show and vehemently denied the sexual misconduct allegations that were recently brought against him on Twitter. Franco essentially repeated this entire appearance, only this time, he sat down and discussed the controversy [...] James Franco is making the press rounds. As we previously reported, earlier this week, The Disaster Artist actor stopped by Stephen Colbert's The Late Show and vehemently denied the sexual misconduct allegations that were recently brought against him on Twitter. Franco essentially repeated this entire appearance, only this time, he sat down and discussed the controversy on Seth Meyers' Late Night. Related: Here's What Tommy Wiseau Would've Said At The Globes… ICYMI, during Sunday's telecast of the Golden Globes, actress Ally Sheedy and countless others took to social media to drag James for wearing a Time's Up pin. Many took issue with James supporting the women's rights movement as, in 2014, the Freaks & Geeks alum attempted to pickup a 17-year-old via the internet. The conversation took a darker turn when a few women spoke out and accused the A-lister of being sexually inappropriate with them. Like he noted on The Late Show, Franco reiterated that the allegations made "were not accurate." He shared with Seth: "I was sent a couple of the tweets. So yeah, I did read them. I haven't responded. The ones I read were not accurate, but one of the things that I've learned is that this is a conversation that obviously needs to be had. There are people, women and others, who have not been a part of this conversation. I truly believe, and why I was wearing the pin, is that they need to be a part of this conversation. I support them." We have a feeling the 39-year-old's publicist had something to do with THAT answer. When asked about The Breakfast Club star's online shade, James once again acted baffled by the whole situation. The controversial filmmaker continued: "I had a great relationship with her. She took the tweet down. I don't know. I really don't... I don't know. It was so shocking. I don't know. I just...I guess I'm just letting it be." Again, just because someone deleted a tweet, doesn't mean they don't still stand by what they said. Perhaps Sheedy was just afraid of getting sued??? Meyers then asked Seth Rogen's bestie if he had taken a moment to "look back and question" his past behavior amid the accusations. Franco relayed: "I think what I really learned, and being here this week, and that show that we were [at]—it was so powerful in there. Like I said, there are stories that need to get out. There are people that need to be heard. I have my own side of this story, but I believe in these people that have been underrepresented getting their stories out enough that I will hold back things that I could say just because I believe in that much. If I have to take a knock because I'm not going to try and actively refute things, then I will, because I believe in it that much." WAIT. WHAT? Did James just label himself martyr?? It's safe to say that he's feeling V V V bold. Be sure to watch the whole interview for yourself (below). [Image via NBC.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJan 11th, 2018