(WTVY) - Actor James Franco says sexual misconduct allegations against him are not accurate. The Golden Globe winner spoke to Stephen Colbert on CBS' The Late Show Tuesday night.
When James Franco won a Golden Globe award Sunday, he was wearing a "Times Up" pin promoting a new campaign to fight sexual harassment and gender discrimination.
But following his win, a number of women went on social media to accuse him of sexual misconduct. Including actress Violet Paley, who tweeted that Franco pushed her head down in a car towards his exposed groin.
Last night. Stephen Colbert asked the actor about the controversy on CBS’ The Late Show.
Colbert says, “You got criticized for wearing that. Do you know why? And do you have a response; do you have anything you want to say about that criticism?"
Franco responded, "First, I want to say I wore it because I do support it. 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.”
Franco also responded to actress Ally Sheedy, who now deleted a tweet that appeared to write, "James Franco just won. Please never ever ask me why I left the film/TV business."
Franco responded with, “I have no idea what I did to Ally Sheedy. I directed her in a play off Broadway. I had nothing but a great time with her, total respect for her.”
Franco also said if there's restitution to be made, he will make it.
The New York Times cancelled a panel discussion tonight featuring the actor because of the controversy.
Franco won his Golden Globe for his role in "The Disaster Artist,” a film he also directed.