Ever since James Franco was accused by multiple women of sexual harassment, he’s been denying it, but that doesn’t make his close friends and family any less worried about him. One insider has told us that the actor is in a really bad place amid the scandal.
‘His friends are watching him around the clock. He is really struggling,’ the source claimed.
‘He is not surprised this came out. He reached out to multiple former students from his class, so he could speak to them. He’s genuinely remorseful,’ the insider added.
Apparently, following Harvey Weinstein’s huge scandal and the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, Franco was aware he might get in trouble too at some point.
A total of five women, four of which are former students have accused the actor of displaying ‘inappropriate or sexual exploitative behavior’ towards them.
They also accused him of ‘abuse of power.’
Allegedly, after two female students refused to take their tops off for a certain scene, the man ‘stormed off.’
‘He’d always make everyone think there were possible roles on the table if we were to perform sexual acts or take off our shirts,’ one woman stated.
The drama started soon after he wore a Time’s Up pin at the Golden Globes even though he had supposedly abused women before.
Later on, when he stopped by The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, he even addressed the backlash.
‘In my life, I pride myself on taking responsibility for things that I have done. I have to do that to maintain my well-being. I do it whenever I know that there is something wrong or needs to be changed. I make it a point to do it. The things I heard were on Twitter aren’t accurate, but I support people coming out and being able to have a voice because they did not have a voice for so long. So I do not want to shut them down in any way. I think it is a good thing and I support it,’ Franco stated.
The very next day, while on Late Night With Seth Meyers, he addressed the accusations against him, saying he has his own side of the story but insisted he supports the movement so much that he’s willing to ‘take a knock’ for it to be successful.