Last month, five women told The Los Angeles Times sexual misconduct stories about James Franco’s alleged creepy behavior. Ever since then, things haven’t been great for James Franco. The New York Times cancelled a Disaster Artist event. Scarlett Johansson dragged him at the L.A. Women’s March for wearing a Time’s Up pin. And then he was shut out of the Oscar nominations. Based on that downward trajectory, I fully expected to read that HBO had casually “forgotten” to send James a save-the-date card for the first day of shooting the second season of The Deuce. But as it turns out, there are no plans to send James packing.
James Franco didn’t want your stupid old Oscar nomination anyway! Okay, well maybe he wanted it a little bit. According to E! News, James is torn. A source claims that James is both disappointed and relieved at not receiving an Academy Award nomination for his work in The Disaster Artist.
A day after James Franco was accused of being a major creep by a handful of women, he skipped the Critics’ Choice Awards. It seems as though James decided that enough dust had settled on his bad press, and he ventured back out into the world last night for the SAG Awards. Aziz Ansari has also recently been accused of perceived creep behavior. That accusation must have still been a bit too fresh, because just like James on Critics’ Choice Award night, Aziz decided to bail on the SAG Awards.
Last night, Alison Brie, Alison’s husband Dave Franco, and Dave’s brother James Franco all attended the SAG Awards in Los Angeles. James skipped the red carpet, but someone from the family had to take on the thankless job of fielding all the awkward questions about him on the red carpet. That honor fell on Alison. A choice that I’m sure was made democratically by drawing straws in the limo on the ride over, and not because James didn’t want to risk his damage control being delivered as “Yo, man, the allegations are, like…very un-rad, dude.”
Vanity Fair reports that Scarlett Johansson wants to snatch back James Franco’s #TimesUp lapel pin due to his perceived hypocrisy when it comes women and sexual harassment. Look, she’s only worked with Woody Allen twice and it was before 2014 so you can stop sending her loan applications for that glass house, you catty kitties! Or not, she DID sort of refer to bad touching the underaged as “a lifestyle.“ Yikes. Continue reading
James Franco won the Golden Globe while wearing a Time’s Up pin, and it made several women come forward to say he took advantage of them. An event with James got cancelled, and he was a no-show to the Critics’ Choice Award, but don’t expect him to stay in isolation. His publicist must have told him, “If they gave one to Casey Affleck, they’ll give one to you!” James is back on the awards circuit and should be at this weekend’s SAG Awards. Continue reading