James Franco Addresses His Sexual Misconduct Allegations

  • Published on Jan 11, 2018
  • James Franco addresses the accusations of sexual misconduct against him and talks about why he isn't trying to refute the claims.
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  • Darryl Kelly
    Darryl Kelly 23 hours ago

    This is the problem with the world. People can throw such horrible accusations and destroy people's lives and yet nothing happens when they've no evidence to prove it or are caught lying. I'll stand with the genuine women who have been genuinely scarred by pigs and pedophiles, but I'll also stand by the men who are being witch trailed by people wanting 15 minutes of fame

  • Matt P
    Matt P 3 days ago

    Here is how all “sexual allegations” come about. These women sleep with these celebrities thinking they will get money or fame out of it, and after the fact they realize they just got dogged out for nothing, the only thing they can think of to do is to say the celebs raped them to try and get their payday.

  • Sokami Mashibe
    Sokami Mashibe 7 days ago

    As much as I think that people who prey on the vulnerabilities of younger people to sexually exploit them are horrible people, I don't see how James Franco was doing that here. I certainly believe that sexual predators, famous and non-famous alike belong in prison and require going through a lengthy rehabilitation. With that said, it seems that it is the case that James Franco wasn't deliberately trying to take advantage of anyone. Why would a young 17 year old girl go out of her way to try to entrap James Franco when she doesn't have to? Because it creates a huge amount of drama which puts the spotlight on herself. "Let's meet up... April fools!" . The main characteristic of a predator is that they prey on the vulnerable to exploit them for their own desires. From James Franco perspective, he probably thought she really wanted to have a night of fun and probably sex by the end of it all. I think this form of entrapment is wrong, because not only is it wrongly used to suggest that the wrong type of people are sexual predators, but it's extremely open to abuse towards people with some fame to their name.
    As much as I think famous celebrity predators have gotten what they deserved( Charlie Rose, Bill Cosby and the like), it seems that the only way to avoid allegations of sexual misconduct as a famous person is to be a bonefide monk. Celebrities are people with sexual desires like most other people. It seems that contrary to the allegations that Franco is a predator, there is in fact a form of predatory witch-hunt which targets people with fame with the use of entrapment as the main tool. The primary motivation seems to be a moment in the spot-light, when not a bit of harm has come to you, and the allegations were driven entirely by the trapper trying to set up a situation specifically to entrap the target in, even when they haven't actually done anything.

  • Brandon Polansky
    Brandon Polansky 12 days ago +1

    What I learned is if you make a mistake in the past especially if it's inappropriate sexual behavior YOU CAN'T GET OVER THE PAST!!!! I mean this guy is NO Brett Kavanaugh who gets a pass and gets nominated in spite of Dr. Christina Deblazi Ford but that saying you need to put the past behind you is a bunch of crap! Franco's life is ruined!!!

  • LoudAswin GT
    LoudAswin GT 19 days ago +1

    There is two sides to every story and i dont know if its true or not but i hope these women are not lying just so they can ruin someone's career. We live in a world today where women can accuse a man of something and everyine believes her as they show sympathy more towards women. I believe in equality too but they are so thirsty no offence on the nice, humble women out there :)

  • god is woman
    god is woman 20 days ago +1

    No means no 😐

  • Krypton 114
    Krypton 114 25 days ago

    I hate women who fake rape and/or say that they were raped like 10 years ago, they destroy peoples careers and i hate people like roxanne pallet who fake abuse and ruin peoples careers, james is a brilliant actor and they are just ruining and brilliant mans career and life. Feminists and feminism is just stupid. #fuckfeminism

  • Burundi Embassy
    Burundi Embassy 25 days ago

    They need to let my Baby be. He is too hot to sexual abuse anyone. He should be worried aboutbeing sexually himself.Leave him alone!!!!!!

    • terraliken
      terraliken 5 hours ago

      Burundi Embassy you do realise rapists can be attractive? I can’t tell if you’re just kidding but anyone can be a rapist. Doesn’t matter what race, religion, appearance or social status !

  • Azoth Solar
    Azoth Solar Month ago

    Guilty asf. 😂

  • 15 Sxope
    15 Sxope Month ago

    He's a nice guy he wouldn't do anything dumb. And those girls made the accusation after he won the award and not before.

  • Cats Rule
    Cats Rule Month ago +1

    What bugs me is that people are holding allegations such as these to the same level as allegations towards people like Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey. You can't hold someone whose allegations aren't that bad to those of a fucking rapist pervert

  • Ritchie Winters
    Ritchie Winters Month ago

    another sex predator

  • Prisonisinourminds80

    James is a weird guy, improvident, risky, naive, manifesting, BUT HE IS NOT AN ASSHOLE. BITCHES GIVE HIM A BREAK

  • Allen G
    Allen G Month ago

    I believe alot of women lie and play false victim for attention that makes the real victims look bad. False reports should be punished by ten years in prison minimal

  • Leviticus Khan
    Leviticus Khan Month ago +1

    Pedo !!!

  • Terry Filson
    Terry Filson Month ago

    Should have asked Franco about his and his brother's involvement in human trafficking. #Dubai

    • terraliken
      terraliken 5 hours ago

      Terry Filson could you elaborate? I’m not saying I don’t believe you, I’d just like a source for this please

  • K.Doolittle
    K.Doolittle Month ago

    James is a dubious character.You have to be to swim in the Hollywood cesspool.

  • ra
    ra Month ago

    Is he gay ?? Or what

  • Margaret Lynch
    Margaret Lynch Month ago

    Know your place

  • Antonio Mendes
    Antonio Mendes Month ago

    He's smart.

  • Isabel Phill
    Isabel Phill Month ago

    Its just crap. He didnt do this. Something maybe happend, but these women are just retardet. Many people jealouse besause james is succesful, but nade the accusations right when he won a Golden Globe?
    I really like james. My dream is meet him and i dont belive he did this

  • Miguel Chavez
    Miguel Chavez Month ago

    Seth Meyers what a ball buster


    James Franco is a SATANIST a deciever and takes part in Spirit Cooking 😈😬👎don't beLIEve anything that any Hollywood entertainers say, they are all working against the masses 🐑 by influencing people with whatever agendas the government and shadow governments are pushing 😬

  • John Russell
    John Russell Month ago

    He smiled when i was sad= R.A.P.E

  • Albator Dali
    Albator Dali Month ago

    good for Seth Meyers

  • Lilla Dick
    Lilla Dick Month ago

    I continued my prayers for james he deserves the best an a great journey in life

  • Sofia Xx
    Sofia Xx 2 months ago +1

    where is his smile like always ?? why did they take his smile from him ?? i hate these cruel people who can take the beautiful things about you from you what a disappointed world we are living in !!!
    for the ignnorant people in the comments
    james franco is a very very smart guy indisputably
    will not smear his reputation for a few teenage girls !!!! he's Handsome, Famous and Rich he can be with girls who honestly deserves him, without putting himself into trouble, he knows he's famous he can't Risk his career , his reputation, and all the hard work he was doing for years....Please people !!! WAKE UP the whole case is that there are few unknown girls trying to get fame, stop judging him !!! I'm sure he is innocent.

  • Billy B
    Billy B 2 months ago

    Woman making accusations when it can draw the most attention for them! There is only 2 things most of these woman want attention amd money and this times up rubbish is a platform for many woman to make up stories and make huge amounts of money and ruining many mens lives. Breaking news people lie and the person being accused his or hers name should be kept quite until found quilty in court!

  • zetterburger
    zetterburger 2 months ago

    Seth Meyer is a scum bag

  • Chad Williams
    Chad Williams 2 months ago

    He’s innocent

  • Meredith Benson
    Meredith Benson 2 months ago

    James Franco my husband💋😍🌹

  • A Frica
    A Frica 2 months ago

    What sets Seth apart from other nightshow hosts is his depth of sensitivity and lack of hubris. This interview demonstrates that - James actually manages a genuine smile when Seth said it was time to talk about the movie after all the hard part before. Stephen Colbert's interview on the other hand, would have given the Dalai Lama an anxiety attack - he just left him on the skewer and ended the interview. By no means am I a supporter of James, but so far only Meyers has brought in the right amount of decency and sensitivity in interviewing him.

  • abdalla a
    abdalla a 2 months ago

    Another Jewish Actor
    Another above law Jewish
    Nothing new

  • Roshni Sah
    Roshni Sah 2 months ago

    The first thing that comes to mind is strawberries... Seeing I don't know him but he is cooool❤❤❤

  • Angela Laney
    Angela Laney 2 months ago

    If you can tune a piano you can tune a fish

  • wednesday dud
    wednesday dud 3 months ago

    Y O U B R O K E M Y N O S E ! ! !

  • Monica Cortez
    Monica Cortez 3 months ago

    They coming for my man James, we know him for damn near doing everything BUT this mess! The liessss these women are telling. I don't believe it at all.

  • Heather Marie
    Heather Marie 3 months ago

    I wouldn't mind having James Franco sending me nudes 😂

  • Salma Sadat
    Salma Sadat 3 months ago

    okay so what i dont understand is: he isnt directly saying the accusations arent true and he isnt in a rush to defend himself. so is he sticking up for women rights like im praying he is and being the good human i thought he was or did he actually do that stuff and just isn't even denying it bc if thats true id be sad

  • tommy cane115
    tommy cane115 3 months ago

    this whistleblowing has taken out a lot of jews.

  • Laisha Contreras
    Laisha Contreras 3 months ago

    I feel so bad for him

  • Ash And Ashlyn
    Ash And Ashlyn 3 months ago

    Looks like Troy Kell haha

  • Ash And Ashlyn
    Ash And Ashlyn 3 months ago

    Troy Kell

  • Michela Amoretto
    Michela Amoretto 3 months ago

    I want him to play Charles Lee Ray/Voice of Chucky in the child's play remake filming in September. Melissa George as Karen Barclay, Mark Wahlberg as Det Mike Norris, Jake Gyllenhaal as Jack Mario Santos, Heather Matarazzo as Margret Lorraine Peterson, Adrian Grenier as Eddie Caputo, Alexandra Daddario as Tiffany Valentine

  • Vincent Talley
    Vincent Talley 3 months ago

    1:20 - I think Seth Meyers kinda sucker punched him here. He doesn’t know the entire story, but he asked the questions in a way to purposely put Franco on the spot & implied that he was guilty of the accusations.

  • Tony Pepperoni
    Tony Pepperoni 3 months ago

    Poor dude

  • Moonlight Bae
    Moonlight Bae 3 months ago

    My baby is innocent they're just tryna drag him down

  • Jebu911
    Jebu911 3 months ago

    I like james franco. He always makes a movie better by just being there.

  • David Rodriguez
    David Rodriguez 3 months ago

    He can assault me sexually anytime he wants.

  • Davneesh Kumar
    Davneesh Kumar 3 months ago

    Hes got some stink dick

  • Pacific Rim
    Pacific Rim 3 months ago

    Everyone started poking nose after he won that golden globe award wow
    I believe in James

  • Meme Saleh
    Meme Saleh 3 months ago

    I still LOVE him no matter what and I think some those women over reacted and others could’ve REALLY said NO but they didn’t do it

  • pam0626
    pam0626 4 months ago

    Seth Meyers talks too much. Just get to the question and stop giving so much narrative.

  • []Mochi zukiii[]
    []Mochi zukiii[] 4 months ago

    Yesterday I was at six flags with five other people and we were at a table near a Johnny Rockets. We saw someone that looked like James but we didn't know until we heard his voice. My cousin smiled at him but he gave her a disgusted look for some reason. When we were walking through the park after that two or three of the other people with me saw James walking with his arm around a girl's waist. I just assumed it was his girl friend when they told me, but when I searched up his girl friend, they said that the girl didn't look like the one in the picture. We realized that he could've been cheating or something, but we honestly don't know

  • PerrySport
    PerrySport 4 months ago

    What a weird ass conversation.

  • True Feminism
    True Feminism 4 months ago

    Men should not be supporting me too and times up, because clearly it backfires. This is a good example of that. Many of us, as women have had negative experiences but so what? We need to act like the strong women we claim to be.

  • Syasya Ames
    Syasya Ames 4 months ago

    I admired the #MeToo movement but over the course of time, I've come to hate it because I'm starting to suspect that some people are using the #MeToo movement just to screw people over. Especially, people in the public eye. They're literally easy targets because regardless of whether it's true or not, they will be scrutinized by the public and their reputation could be tarnished. While, the people tweeting can simply say anything without consequence. It's cowardice.

  • Ruby James
    Ruby James 4 months ago

    hate to see it but he looks guilty.

  • viral videos
    viral videos 4 months ago

    Love you seth

  • Selz1992 G
    Selz1992 G 4 months ago +3

    There’s a certain group of predators, those who literally harass you sexually and those like James here, who are being accused of doing these things.
    I feel like some women are literally misunderstanding the word and it’s meaning. If a man accidentally touches you on your body (private parts excluded) I’d said it’s not sexual harassment, and especially when they apologize for doing so immediately and never do it again.
    Some good guys have lost their reputation because women use this term in their favor, and that’s not good.
    Example: Liam Neeson named someone in an interview, who accidentally touched a girl on the back, with the girl’s top being open in the back, so afterwards this guy apologizes a few times, and even emails the girl apologizing again in which she says it’s nothing, but some time later he gets a phone call from his lawyer saying that she accused him of sexual harassment. That is wrong and should not be happening. There are in reality people who have been harassed and it’s torture to them, and some of these women misguide the media. I hope they learn from their mistakes and take this issue more serious

  • Thesavagesouls
    Thesavagesouls 4 months ago

    Damn witches, this guy is a saint.

  • oliver o neill
    oliver o neill 4 months ago

    And who cares , dirty spick

  • oliver o neill
    oliver o neill 4 months ago

    james asshole

  • Lance Miller
    Lance Miller 4 months ago

    I don't know a single guy that doesn't make womanizing motives in his life at some point, and women use men just as much for their own shitty motives.

  • Andrew Fierro
    Andrew Fierro 4 months ago

    Motherfuckers pay people real quick!

  • xravens
    xravens 4 months ago


  • The Crimson Fucker
    The Crimson Fucker 4 months ago

    I like how the act of adults trying to have consensual sex with each-other is now considered "misconduct". I do believe medieval Catholicism wasn't this puritanical.

  • Rafael Aviles
    Rafael Aviles 4 months ago

    Damn. Seth just went right into it, he's like forcing him to talk about it.

  • Glen Donnelly
    Glen Donnelly 4 months ago

    This video has the most silent audience I have ever heard in my life. OH WAIT, it sounds like it was filmed without an audience at all, so that no one would boo him!

  • NeNa PKP
    NeNa PKP 5 months ago

    I would be honored lol

  • Daniel Matthews
    Daniel Matthews 5 months ago

    this guy has to be the most boring host

  • Bilguun Otgonchimeg
    Bilguun Otgonchimeg 5 months ago

    Harry Osborn

  • tessamersus
    tessamersus 5 months ago

    1:25 check out his body language when Seth asked about one of his accusers. He closes up and lies.

  • Pandas are cool
    Pandas are cool 5 months ago +1

    She went to twitter instead of the police. BULLSHIT OF HER.

  • Kevaun TheDreamer
    Kevaun TheDreamer 5 months ago

    I believe that James is innocent.

  • game zx
    game zx 5 months ago

    James Franco is gay ?

  • Okriashvili 88
    Okriashvili 88 5 months ago

    Dylan will not participate.

  • Elwood Scott
    Elwood Scott 5 months ago

    I love James Franco, but this seemed like a total cop out. He says the tweets are "not accurate" which is an interesting choice of words because it skirts the line between "lying" and "difference of perspective". Then Seth brings it around as a "difference of perspective" but neither elaborate on it at all, Franco just explains why he's being noble by not having an alibi or a good defense, or even an explanation of what happened or why. He wants the good PR of being part of the solution, but when pressed on the allegations he just mumbles his way through these BS excuses and doesn't really talk about anything. Like I said, I love James Franco, which is why I'm so disappointed about this. We all know he's no stranger to sketchy behavior after sexting that teenager on instagram, and he apologized for that, I guess, only because he got caught. Take a page out of Dan Harmon's book; own up to your mistakes, and apologize.

  • Some One
    Some One 5 months ago

    If ones' accused today - guilty! All Guilty! That's the American way, guilty! Toss out the laws, don't waste time and money, just Guilty! Build more prisons as trumpie said - all Guilty! So is Drumpf - Guilty! Eff em all - Guilty AF! 😁

  • fauji khan
    fauji khan 5 months ago

    The guy is a very good actor, though. I am a big fan

  • Israelite Romero
    Israelite Romero 5 months ago

    Who the hell would love the disaster artists? That movie was terrible . They could of based a movie on a way more interesting person.

  • Xander-fn
    Xander-fn 5 months ago

    Who hasn't been accused of sexual assault at this point?

  • alfred arroyo
    alfred arroyo 5 months ago

    You mother fucking bitches need to stop trying to get easy money!!! Enough is enough! Fucking greedy money hungry cunts!!! And then you bitches wait up to 30 years to say that you were "assaulted" and yadda yadda yadda!!!! Cut the crap you whores!!

  • The Jokester
    The Jokester 5 months ago

    Jame Frank is so goodlooking that ugly girl wish he would

  • hk K
    hk K 5 months ago

    These thots

  • O R
    O R 5 months ago

    From the article in LA Times:
    "In some cases, they said they believed Franco could offer them career advancement, and acquiesced to his wishes even when they were uncomfortable."
    So, they did what they did to advance their own careers. Now they're probably pissed because they are not rich and famous. How about women start taking full responsibility of their actions as well? Don't "reluctantly consent" and whine about it later. Refuse whatever it is you're not comfortable with when it happens. Also, why are all these #metoo women releasing allegations publically before taking it to court? Unfortunately a lot of dumb people will take allegations at face value and ignore the outcome of a trial, even if the accusee is acquitted.

  • Jennifer Khuu
    Jennifer Khuu 5 months ago

    Notice how he says "not accurate" instead of immediately saying they were "not true" or "false"

  • K Reed
    K Reed 5 months ago

    and nothing was learned this day

  • Austin Ripley
    Austin Ripley 5 months ago

    Its James Franco. He knows he cant say the truth "women throw themselves at me and when im done with them they start to feel some type of way and talk bs

  • Darth Dingus
    Darth Dingus 5 months ago

    Meetoo....MY ASS!
    Legions of whores in warpaint and heels going after these great men.

  • Sam Sammy
    Sam Sammy 5 months ago

    Who cares about those sluts??

  • exoticmotorsports
    exoticmotorsports 5 months ago

    Does going for the first kiss count as sexual harassment. Sounds like it can be used against you even with consent.

    • Darth Dingus
      Darth Dingus 5 months ago

      yup, eventually, conception will all be done in a lab, with large legal teams.

  • Angelkidd
    Angelkidd 6 months ago

    I believe him.

  • Ryley
    Ryley 6 months ago +1

    Bullshit James Franco even needs to try to get women.
    Watch out, you're guilty until proven innocent when a woman accuses you.

  • What the f*ck did you just say?

    it's not all one sided... some of these cunts want to hurt some of these guys and destroy their careers and also they are using the actual abuse from some of these women to try and shame men for consensual interactions in which they were "offended" or rejected

  • Mike Fu
    Mike Fu 6 months ago

    James doesn't need to "assault" some stupid skank.....he could have ANY girl on the planet in 5 minutes.

  • Alex Carrick
    Alex Carrick 6 months ago

    Such a mature and controlled way to talk about such a delicate issue from Franco. Really impressed.

  • Jake Spur
    Jake Spur 6 months ago

    Love this guy. I believe him.

  • Katrina Aune
    Katrina Aune 6 months ago


  • shifty dingo
    shifty dingo 6 months ago

    They just tryin to hurt is ego.. james franco is a chief.