PhilippsAfter Seth Rogen confirmed that he had no plans to work with James Franco once more following sexual abuse allegations, their Freaks and Geeks costar Busy Philipps shared her ideas on his determination.
“I have to say, I mean, it’s interesting,” Philipps, 42, mentioned throughout an look on “The Last Laugh” podcast on June 22. “They were super close, and they had a very tight relationship.”
While the Cougar Town alum didn’t know what led Rogen, 39, to make that call, she famous, “Seth is married to a very f–king smart woman.”
Philipps admitted that she was “surprised” that Rogen distanced himself from Franco, 43, however the actress admitted that she will solely communicate for herself.
“I didn’t work with James past age 20, so I can only speak to the horrible behavior I experienced,” she clarified. “I can’t speculate on their friendship, but I wouldn’t want to work with someone who has multiple allegations of predatory behavior.”
Last month, the Superbad star, who has been married to Lauren Miller since 2011, revealed that he’ll not work along with his pal.
“I have not, and I do not plan to [work with Franco] right now,” Rogen instructed the U.Okay.’s Sunday Times on in May. “What I can say is that I despise abuse and harassment, and I would never cover or conceal the actions of someone doing it, or knowingly put someone in a situation where they were around someone like that.”
Franco was beforehand accused of propositioning a 17-year-old lady through Instagram in 2014. In January 2018, 5 ladies got here ahead with sexual misconduct allegations in opposition to Franco.
The 127 Hours actor reached a settlement within the 2018 lawsuit earlier this year. Court paperwork obtained by Us Weekly in February revealed that two of his former appearing college students determined to drop their claims.
Philipps, who labored with Rogen and Franco in 1999, shared her personal expertise with the Spring Breakers actor.
“He grabbed both my arms and screamed in my face, ‘DON’T EVER TOUCH ME AGAIN!’” Philipps wrote in her memoir, This Will Only Hurt a Little, in 2018. “And he threw me to the ground. Flat on my back. Wind knocked out of me.”
Days after the excerpt went viral, Philipps clarified her view of the incident.
“The Franco story is used to illustrate a larger point about the way women are treated in this business in life. There are no ‘allegations’ and no ‘accusations,’” the Dawson’s Creek alum wrote through Instagram in October 2018. “It’s a story that I have been telling for years. James apologized. I accepted. And I still get to tell it because it f–king happened to me.”
Franco, for his half, spoke out in regards to the 2014 misconduct claims in opposition to him.
“In my life, I pride myself on taking responsibility for things that I’ve done. I have to do that to maintain my well-being. I do it whenever I know that there is something wrong or needs to be changed, I make it a point to do it,” he mentioned on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert in January 2018. “The things that 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. I don’t want to, you know, shut them down in any way. It’s, I think, a good thing and I support it.”
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