Actor, writer, and producer Seth Rogen claims he won’t with James Franco in the future following multiple sexual misconduct allegations against “The Disaster Artist” star.
“What I can say is that I despise abuse and harassment and I would never cover or conceal the actions of someone doing it, or knowingly put someone in a situation where they were around someone like that. However, I do look back at a joke I made on ‘Saturday Night Live’ in 2014 (about Franco dating underage girls) and I very much regret making that joke. It was a terrible joke, honestly,” Rogen said. “…And the truth is that I have not and I do not plan to (work with him) right now.”
In February of this year, Franco reached a tentative deal with plaintiffs Sarah Tither-Kaplan and Toni Gaal, two former students who accused the actor of sexual misconduct while attending his now-defunct acting school.
Franco continues to deny the allegations.
The Los Angeles Times reported in 2018 that Tither-Kaplan “in a nude orgy scene she filmed with Franco and several women three years ago, he removed protective plastic guards covering other actresses’ vaginas while simulating oral sex on them.”
Franco addressed the allegations at the time while visiting The Late Show with Stephen Colbert where he again stated his support of the #TimesUp movement.
“Look, in my life I pride myself on taking responsibility for things that I have done,” he told Colbert during the interview. “I have to do that to maintain my well-being. I do it whenever there’s something wrong that needs to be changed. I make it a point to do it. 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. I think it’s a good thing and I support it.”