On Sunday, Hollywood stars displayed their #solidarity at the Golden Globes by sporting the color black and lapels that say "Time's Up," symbols of the anti-sexual harassment Time's Up campaign. Actor James Franco, taking home the Globe for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, participated in the campaign, notably wearing the pin.
This virtue-signaling pin prompted two actresses to come forward and accuse Franco of sexual misconduct.
"Hey James Franco, nice #timesup pin at the #GoldenGlobes," wrote Sarah Tither-Kaplan, a filmmaker and actress, "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!"
Actress Violet Paley described a graphic scene concerning Franco's alleged sexual misconduct against her and two 17-year-olds.
"Cute #TIMESUP pin James Franco," wrote Paley. "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?"
According to Fox News, accusations against "The Disaster Artist" actor began circulating on the internet in the wake of his Globe win. Via an unverified Twitter account, "Breakfast Club" actress Ally Sheedy posted ominous tweets about Franco, which were deleted after big-name outlets like E! News and Vanity Fair reported on the posts.
"James Franco just won. Please never ask me why I left the film/tv business," Sheedy wrote in a now-deleted post.
"Ok wait. Bye. Christian Slater and James Franco at a table on @goldenglobes #MeToo," said another.
The two actors worked together on a play called "The Long Shrift" in 2014.
The same year he worked with Sheedy, Franco was cornered into coming clean about initiating a hotel hookup with 17-year-old Scottish tourist Lucy Clode after social media messages were leaked.
"I’m embarrassed, and I guess I’m just a model of, you know, how social media is tricky," said Franco. "It's a way people meet each other today."
"But what I’ve learned I guess just because I’m new to it is like, you don’t know who’s on the other end. You meet somebody in person and you get a feel for them, but you don’t know who you’re talking to, and, you know? So I used bad judgment. I learned my lesson," he added.