Entertainment Ashley Judd: James Franco’s Response to Allegations Was ‘Terrific’

21:50  13 january  2018
21:50  13 january  2018 Source:   usmagazine.com

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James Franco and Ashley Judd . Five women accused James Franco of inappropriate behavior and sexual misconduct in a Los Angeles Times report this week, and while Franco has denied the allegations , one prominent figure in the #MeToo movement thinks his response has been “ terrific .”

'I think what he said is terrific ': Ashley Judd praises James Franco ' s response to sexual misconduct allegations and the prominent Weinstein accuser DEFENDS the embattled actor. By Dailymail.com Reporter.

Ashley-Judd-James-Franco-Sexual-Allegations © Neilson Barnard/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images Ashley-Judd-James-Franco-Sexual-Allegations James Franco has found one surprising supporter amid sexual misconduct allegations: Ashley Judd, who said his reaction to the claims was “terrific.”

James Franco attends The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.Frazer Harrison/Getty ImagesHollywood’s Sexual Misconduct Scandals

As previously reported, five women came forward to accuse Franco of inappropriate or sexually exploitative behavior. The Los Angeles Times published the details of the alleged encounters on Thursday, January 11, just days after the Golden Globe winner denied previous claims of sexual misconduct. TheDeuce star’s attorney Michael Plonsker disputed all of the allegations and directed the Times to the comments that Franco made on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Tuesday, January 9.

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James Franco is getting some support from an unlikely source — Ashley Judd is praising his response to allegations of sexual misconduct. In a new interview with HARDtalk' s Stephen Sackur, Judd praised Franco , saying, “I think that what James said is terrific .

Ashley Judd says James Franco ’ s response was terrific . BBC World News/HARDtalk. Ashley Judd , one of the first women to publicly accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment in the New York Times exposé that started it all

During the interview, the Why Him? actor said the claims that were made by several women on Twitter after his Golden Globes win were “not accurate.” He added, “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.”

Franco also addressed the previous misconduct claims on Late Night With Seth Meyers on Wednesday, January 10, just hours before the Times’ article was published. “I have my own side of this story, but I believe in these people that have been underrepresented getting their stories out enough that I will hold back things that I could say just because I believe in that much,” he said. “If I have to take a knock because I’m not going to try and actively refute things, then I will, because I believe in it that much.”

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James Franco is currently facing allegations of sexual misconduct himself and was recently asked directly about the allegations against him. His response has garnered a reaction from Ashley Judd , who is one of the most “I think that what James said is terrific ,” she told journalist Stephen Sackur.

Ashley Judd calls James Franco ' s sexual misconduct allegation response ' terrific '. In an interview clip with HARDtalk's Stephen Sackur Friday, the actress praised Franco for being accountable for his actions.

a man in a suit and tie: James Franco, Ashley Judd, Sexual Allegations © Provided by American Media Inc. James Franco, Ashley Judd, Sexual Allegations

While speaking with HARDtalk’s Stephen Sackur, Judd, 49, praised Franco’s response and said, “I think that what James said is terrific. I think that we’ve all behaved, at a certain level, unconsciously, and done things that were insensitive, inappropriate, without necessarily understanding that they were. I mean, we’ve all operated with a certain amount of tone deafness, and I like the culpability, and we have to have restorative justice.”

“This is about men and women being all together and having a more equitable and just workplace, home life, social spaces. I mean, we know that when women are empowered in the workplace and are in decision-making positions that workplaces have better financial outcomes and there’s less harassment when there is more diversity,” the Kiss the Girls star continued, before adding, “And it takes that kind of individual accountability to collectively make the change on a large scale.”

James Franco Addresses Sexual Misconduct Allegations: 'If I Have Done Something Wrong, I Will Fix It'

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He denies the allegations . Franco … - Ashley Judd was asked about James Franco and she said this: “I think that what James said is terrific and I think that we’ve all behaved, at a certain level, unconsciously, and done things that were insensitive, inappropriate, without necessarily

Ashley Judd discussed James Franco ' s response to the sexual misconduct allegations against him in a new interview with HARDtalk's Stephen Sackur. "I think that what James said is terrific ," Judd told the BBC journalist.

Judd famously spoke out against Harvey Weinstein in November 2017, where she detailed her alleged experience with decades of sexual harassment by the disgraced Hollywood producer. In light of the controversy, more than 80 women, including actresses Angelina Jolie and Rose McGowan, have come forward to accuse Weinstein of sexual harassment or assault. He is currently under criminal investigation by the New York Police Department, Los Angeles Police Department, Beverly Hills Police Department, London’s Metropolitan Police Service and Scotland Yard.

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Judd also attended the 2018 Golden Globes with Salma Hayek, another Hollywood actress who has accused Weinstein of sexual harassment. Both women wore black to the event, a nod towards the #MeToo movement and Times Up initiative, which helps provide legal aid for victims of sexual assault, harassment and inequality in the workplace.

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