James Franco had some super uncomfortable moments Wednesday night on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” when the host asked the actor about Ally Sheedy. You’ll recall, after Franco won Best Actor during the Golden Globes, Sheedy tweeted, “Why is a man…
One of the most buzzed-about moments from last night’s Golden Globes ceremony did not involve Oprah or Natalie Portman.
When James Franco was awarded the prize for for best actor in a musical or comedy, he received some unexpected backlash.
Franco called to the stage Tommy Wiseau, the director and real life director behind his role in The Disaster Artist.
but shut the enigmatic filmmaker down when he attempted to make a speech.
Wiseau was reportedly not happy about being publicly rebuked, and sources say he made his displeasure clear after the ceremony.
And it seems he wasn’t the only one who was outraged by Franco’s victory on Sunday night.
Tweeting from an unverified account, Ally Sheedy, the actress perhaps best known for her role in the 1985 film The Breakfast Club, weighed in.
She hinted that sexual misconduct on Franco’s part played a part in her decision to leave the film industry.
“James Franco just won,” Sheedy wrote.
“Please never ask me why I left the film/tv business.”
The tweet was one of several in which Sheedy was critical of Franco and the awards themselves.
“Why is a man hosting?” Sheedy tweeted at the start of the evening.
“Why is James Franco allowed in? Said too much. Nite love ya.”
Shortly thereafter, she added:
“Ok wait. Bye. James Franco and Christian Bale at a table on @goldenglobes #MeToo”
Sheedy deleted the tweets after Vanity Fair and several other outlets reported that she has implicitly accused Franco of sexual misconduct.
She worked with Franco in the 2014 play The Long Shrift, but she has never before publicly suggested that he behaved inappropriately.
This, of course, is not the first time that Franco has found himself enmeshed in a sex scandal.
Also in 2014, the actor was accused of attempting to seduce a 17-year-old girl he met online and attempting to arrange an illicit rendezvous.
He later joked about the incident while hosting Saturday Night Live.
Contacted by several media outlets, Sheedy declined to comment further on her tweets.
To some observers, this silence suggests that either there’s more to that story, or that she too was victimized by Franco.
We’ll have further details on this developing story as more information becomes available.