Ashley Judd Says James Franco's Response to Sexual Harassment Allegations was 'Terrific'

Bessie Dean
January 14, 2018

Golden Globe victor James Franco said accusations of sexual misconduct made against him on Twitter this week were "not accurate" but said in a television interview that 'if I've done something wrong, I will fix it.' - Reuters picLONDON, Jan 14 - Ashley Judd has addressed to the sexual harassment allegations surrounding James Franco - and her reaction might surprise you.

However, Tither-Kaplan revealed she found it galling to see Franco support the campaign, as she has accused the 39-year-old actor of abusing his power as the head of Studio 4, the comedy and improv school that he abruptly closed in October last year.

James Franco has been 'really hurt ' by the sexual harassment claims made against him.

"I have to do that to maintain my well being".

During the interview, the Why Him? actor said the claims that were made by several women on Twitter after his Golden Globes win were "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".

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He said: "I haven't read them". The actor added that if he has "done something wrong", he will "fix it".

Meanwhile, Franco addressed the recent spate of allegations during an appearance on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" on Tuesday (09.01.18).

Sopan Deb, the reporter who had been slated to moderate the event Wednesday evening, tweeted that he had asked Franco to respond to the allegations, but the actor refused.

Actress Violet Paley, 23, told the paper that during a consensual relationship with Franco, he pressured her into performing oral sex while they were in a vehicle. The two had been having a consensual relationship, but they'd never engaged in oral sex before he exposed himself, she said. Actress Sarah Tither-Kaplan suggested Franco's practice of encouraging women to perform fully nude was "exploitative", and Ally Sheedy also appeared to suggest he had something to do with why she "left the film/tv business".

She began to perform the sex act, but was uncomfortable. Together they detailed a picture of Franco attempting to coerce them into performing sexually explicit scenes.

Organisers had billed the event in Santa Monica as being attended by Franco, but after announcing him as the victor, actor Walton Goggins said: "James couldn't be here tonight to accept this, so we will accept it on his behalf". That same night, multiple women spoke out against Franco over Twitter. He added that he wouldn't "actively refute" the women's claims because "this is a conversation that obviously needs to be had".

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