‘Please never ever ask me why I left the film/tv business.’
James Franco accepted the Golden Globe for Best Actor, Comedy or Musical on Sunday in one of the more memorable moments of the night, with Tommy Wiseau by his side. But it’s not a moment that sat well with everyone, including an actress who once worked with him.
In a series of now-deleted tweets, Breakfast Club actress Ally Sheedy referred to Franco by name several times while she tweeted about the Golden Globes. She wanted to know why Franco, who was nominated for an award, was allowed into the ceremony and drew her followers’ attention to the fact that Franco sat at a table with Christian Slater, who was nominated for Mr. Robot and has been previously convicted on assault charges and arrested for sexual harassment. (The charges in the latter case were later dropped.)
James Franco directed an Off-Broadway play in 2014 called The Long Shrift starring Ally Sheedy. The following was her reaction to his win tonight and the fact that he was even let into the award show at all. Also, Christian Slater is a beater. #GoldenGlobes #TIMESUP pic.twitter.com/RrvYnr3RjD
— Only4RM (@Only4RM) January 8, 2018
When Franco won the Golden Globe, Sheedy tweeted again.
“James Franco just won,” she wrote. “Please never ever ask me why I left the film/tv business.”
Though Sheedy eventually removed those tweets, some of her most recent likes on Twitter are in reference to praise she received for calling Franco out.
Sheedy, who Franco directed in the off-Broadway play The Long Shrift, didn’t elaborate or refer to any specific incidents involving Franco, but some believe that Sheedy’s grievances with Franco might be personal.
In the wake of Franco’s win, other women have come forward to call Franco out for his past actions, which included actress Sarah Tither-Kaplan revealing that Franco told her that nudity she had done in movies of his “wasn’t exploitive” and another woman who said that Franco exposed himself to her and propositioned another 17-year-old.
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
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
Franco was among the many actors who wore #TimesUp pins to the Golden Globes.
H/T the Daily Beast