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James Franco addresses sexual misconduct claims on US late night talk show

Franco denied the allegations but said it was positive that people were coming forward.

James Franco )left) with his brother Dave at Sunday's Golden Globe awards.
James Franco )left) with his brother Dave at Sunday's Golden Globe awards.
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GOLDEN GLOBE WINNER James Franco responded to sexual misconduct allegations on last night’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Actress Violet Paley and filmmaker Sarah Tither-Kaplan have recently accused Franco on Twitter of earlier instances of sexual misconduct.

During an appearance on the CBS talk show, Colbert questioned Franco about the allegations.

Franco said that the things he’s heard about on Twitter are not accurate but he supports people coming out and having a voice.

When asked by Colbert about how to come to some sense of the truth so that there can be a possible reconciliation between the people who have different views, Franco said that if he’s done something wrong he will fix it.

“I’m here to listen and learn and change my perspective where it’s off, and I’m completely willing and want to,” he said.

Source: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert/YouTube

Since the allegations, the New York Times today cancelled a public event with Franco.

The TimesTalk event was intended to feature The Disaster Artist director and star and his brother and co-star, Dave Franco, discussing the film with a Times reporter.

The Times said in a statement that “given the controversy surrounding recent allegations” it was canceling the event.

Franco was in attendance at yesterday’s National Board of Review Awards gala in New York City to present his film’s adapted screenplay award. He did not comment on the allegations.

An email seeking comment from his publicist was not immediately returned.

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