NEW YORK — The New York Times has canceled a public event with James Franco days after the Golden Globe winner was accused of sexual misconduct.
The TimesTalk event scheduled for Wednesday 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.
Actress Violet Paley and filmmaker Sarah Tither-Kaplan accused the actor on Twitter of earlier instances of sexual misconduct after he showed up to the Golden Globes wearing a “Time’s Up” pin in support of the movement.
Franco responded to recent sexual misconduct allegations during an appearance on CBS'”The Late Show” with Stephen Colbert. He 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.