James Franco has finally responded to the series of sexual assault allegations that have recently been made against him.
Shortly after he won the Golden Globe award for his role in The Disaster Artist on Sunday night, several women took to Twitter to come forward with their own allegations about sexual misconduct.
Actress Ally Sheedy – who was once directed by James Franco in an off Broadway show – was one of the women. She wrote in a since deleted Tweet:
“James Franco just won.
“Please never ask me why I left the film/TV business.”
The actor used his interview slot on The Late Show to try and clear things up…
“First of all, I have no idea what I did to Ally Sheedy,” he told host Stephen Colbert.
“I directed her in a play off Broadway. I had nothing but a great time with her, a total respect for her.
“I have no idea why she’s upset, she took the tweet down. I don’t know. I can’t speak for her, I don’t know.
“The others, look, in my life, I pride myself on taking responsibility for things that I have done. I have to do that to maintain my wellbeing.
“I do it whenever I know that there’s something that’s wrong that needs to be changed. The things that I’ve 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.
“I don’t want to shut them down in any way. I think it’s a good thing and I support it.”
Stephen Colbert wanted to take things one step further, and asked James Franco a very blunt question which we feel more interviewers should have asked in similar situations…
“Do you have any idea of what the answer might be to come to some sense of what the truth is, so there can be some kind of reconciliation between two people who clearly have a different view of things?” he asked the actor.
“If there’s restitution to be made, I will make it,” James Franco added.
“So if I’ve done something wrong, I will fix it.”
We think that was the answer Stephen Colbert – and the world – was looking for.