James Franco Should Have Let Tommy Wiseau Speak


The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards made sure that it was not a "disaster" for actor James Franco.

Many male stars, including Ewan McGregor, Chris Hemsworth, William H. Macy, and Franco wore pins supporting the "Time's Up" initiative, a legal defense fund for those who have experienced sexual harassment, assault, or abuse in the workplace.

Ally Sheedy questioned James Franco's presence at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, January 7, in a series of since-deleted tweets.

"James Franco only prevented Tommy Wiseau from speaking at the Golden Globes out of fear of for how powerful his message would have been", blasted another. "Said too much", Sheedy tweeted shortly after the ceremony began.

"Ok wait. Bye. Christian Slater and James Franco at a table on @goldenglobes #MeToo", she tweeted, drawing attention to the two and their pasts.

If James Franco had let him. Sheedy featured in the 2014 Broadway production The Long Shrift, which was directed by Franco.

In 2014, Franco made headlines when messages became public that showed he reportedly tried to arrange a meet-up with the fan at a NY hotel after she saw his show.

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Sheedy is best known for her roles in St. Elmo's Fire and The Breakfast Club.

However, Paley did clarify that during the time the incident happened, she was in a consensual relationship with Franco and that she was an adult, but the incident mentioned in the tweet did not involve her consent.

Franco himself has not responded yet to these allegations.

Franco got another blast from the past via Twitter from a girl claiming he propositioned a minor on a separate occasion.

You can read the full story here at The Los Angeles Times. "After you had already been caught doing that to a different 17 year old?" The book later served as the basis for The Disaster Artist, in which Franco portrayed Wiseau.

Instead we are destined to forever wonder what pearls of wisdom the madcap visionary Wiseau could have offered us. Many fans watching found it ironic that the awards show was celebrating women's empowerment and an end to sexual misconduct while still promoting actors with troublesome pasts.