Franco says sex claims 'not accurate'

Accusations about James Franco were posted on Twitter soon after he won a Golden Globe. Photo:...
Accusations about James Franco were posted on Twitter soon after he won a Golden Globe. Photo: Reuters

Golden Globe winner James Franco says accusations of sexual misconduct made against him on Twitter this week are "not accurate" but said in a TV interview that "if I’ve done something wrong, I will fix it."

Franco was asked to comment on the accusations in an appearance on Stephen Colbert's The Late Show on Tuesday. 

They surfaced on Twitter minutes after he accepted a best comedy actor Golden Globe on Sunday for his role in The Disaster Artist.

The 39-year-old also is nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award for the role at a January 21 ceremony in Los Angeles.

Three women made comments on Twitter alleging sexual misbehavior by Franco, who on Sunday was wearing a Time's Up movement pin supporting victims of sexual harassment in the wider workplace. Some of the tweets were later deleted.

A New York Times event this week where Franco was due to talk about The Disaster Artist, which he also directed and produced, and was subsequently canceled.

"The things 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," Franco told Colbert. "So, I don’t want to shut them down in any way.

"The way I live my life, I can’t live if there’s restitution to be made, I will make it. So, if I’ve done something wrong, I will fix it. I have to," he said without elaborating.

Franco's representatives did not respond to requests for further comment on Wednesday.

Sunday's Golden Globe ceremony was marked by jokes and powerful speeches about the sexual misconduct scandal that has roiled Hollywood and led to dozens of men being fired, forced to stand down or dropped from creative projects. 

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