Actor James Franco won the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Actor in a Comedy this evening, but did not attend the ceremony. Presenter Walton Goggins accepted the award on Franco’s behalf.
Earlier today, the Los Angeles Times published a piece in which five women accused Franco of sexually exploitative behavior.
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Franco attended the Golden Globes on Sunday, Jan. 7, where he won for Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy, and also donned a #TimesUp pin.
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In my life, I pride myself on taking responsibility for things that I've done. I have to do that to maintain my wellbeing. Whenever I know there's something wrong or needs to be changed, I make it a point to do it. The things I heard 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 shut them down in any way. I think it's a good thing, and I support it.