James Franco Erased From Cover Of Vanity Fair Over Sex Abuse Allegations
Actor James Franco was digitally removed from the cover of Vanity Fair’s 2018 Hollywood issue because of multiple sexual misconduct accusations.
— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) January 25, 2018
Vanity Fair told TheWrap:
We made a decision not to include James Franco on the Hollywood cover once we learned of the misconduct allegations against him.
Franco, who wore a “Time’s Up” pin to the Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 7, was slammed by actresses Violet Paley and Sarah Tither-Kaplan on Twitter:
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
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
Franco has denied the allegations on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”:
The things that I heard that were on Twitter are 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. So I don’t want to … shut them down in any way.