Ashley Judd Says James Franco's Response to Sexual Harassment Allegations was 'Terrific'

Ashley Judd Says James Franco's Response to Sexual Misconduct Allegations Was 'Terrific'

On Stephen Sackur's HARDtalk, Ashley Judd, 49, praised Franco's response and said it was "terrific".

The 39-year-old actor has been accused by a number of women of sexual misconduct, including two former acting students and "Breakfast Club" actress Ally Sheedy, and his friends have now expressed their concerns about the star - who has denied all claims made against him - as the scandal falls in the middle of awards season.

After Franco was spotted at Sunday's Golden Globes ― for the campaign aimed at combating sexual misconduct following the #MeToo movement ― women called him out over social media for apparent hypocrisy.

Franco - whose decision to wear the Times's Up pin was also blasted by Tither-Kaplan in a series of now-deleted tweets - explained: "Look, in my life I pride myself on taking responsibility for things that I have done". "I have to do that to maintain my well being".

During the interview with the host, James said the charges the women made were "inaccurate", but despite that fact, he supports women's right to come out with their stories because they "didn't have a voice for so long".

He said: "I haven't read them".

If I have done something wrong, I will fix it - I have to.

Between the Globes and the Times report, Franco appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, where he was asked about the allegations.

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Franco did not appear at the Critics' Choice Awards on Thursday, although he won another award for The Disaster Artist.

Sopan Deb, the reporter who had been slated to moderate the event Wednesday evening, tweeted that he had asked Franco to respond to the allegations, but the actor refused. I had nothing but a great time with her.

She began to perform the sex act, but was uncomfortable. Together they detailed a picture of Franco attempting to coerce them into performing sexually explicit scenes.

She said: "I felt like I was selected for something based on my hard work and my merit, and when I realised it was because I have nice [breasts], it was pretty clear that was not the case".

The women described feeling exploited and said they had been afraid to speak out because of Franco's influence in Hollywood.

"I was so excited to win, but being in the room that night was powerful".

'If I have to take a knock because I am not going to try and actively refute things then I will because I believe in it that much'. "We all spoke to him in November and December after asking for an apology months before".

This article has been updated to include Paley's comments.

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