James Franco denies sexual misconduct allegations, but supports women making them

James Franco has denied claims of sexual misconduct levelled at him on Twitter following his recent 2018 Golden Globe win.

The Pineapple Express star was accused of making inappropriate comments to a 17-year-old girl, pushing a woman's head toward his exposed penis in a car and only giving women speaking roles in his projects if they did nude and sex scenes.

Franco was asked about the allegations by Stephen Colbert.

"The things 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," he responded.

"So, I don't want to shut them down in any way. It's, I think, a good thing, and I support it."

Franco was one of the many stars wearing a #TimesUp pin at the Golden Globe ceremony, in support of gender equality in Hollywood.

He told Colbert it was "incredible" to be at the event, adding "it was powerful and there were incredible voices, and I support it. I support change".

However, it was Franco's support of #TimesUp and Golden Globe win that triggered the allegations from his former colleagues.

While he called the allegations "not accurate", Franco says if he is found to have done something wrong he will try to make amends.

"The way I live my life, I can't live if there's restitution to be made, I will make it. So, if I've done something wrong, I will fix it. I have to," he said.

"I'm here to listen and learn and change my perspective where it's off. I'm completely willing, and I want to."


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