James Franco Digitally Removed From Vanity Fair Cover
Actor James Franco is facing repercussions for his alleged sexual misconduct.
The actor was snubbed for a Best Actor nomination from the Oscars and now, reports stated that the actor was also digitally removed from the latest Vanity Fair issue.
James Franco Erased From Vanity Fair Cover
The popular entertainment publication announced that it digitally altered the cover to remove Franco. The decision was made after the accusations against Franco began making headlines.
The cover features Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Tom Hanks, Claire Foy, Jessica Chastain, Gal Gadot, Harrison Ford, Michael B. Jordan, Zendaya, Robert De Niro and the magazine's former editor Graydon Carter.
"We made a decision not to include James Franco on the Hollywood cover once we learned of the misconduct allegations against him," a representative for Vanity Fair stated.
Franco had posed for the cover and was given an interview for the magazine. Vanity Fair also suffered a photoshop blunder after the cover seemed to show Witherspoon has an extra leg and Oprah has a third hand.
Franco Maintains His Innocence
Franco was first accused by actress Ally Sheedy of sexually harassing her. The actress made her claims against the actor on her Twitter account but later removed the post.
During his acceptance speech at the 2018 Golden Globes, two more women, Sarah Tither-Kaplan and Violet Paley, publicly scrutinized the actor on their Twitter accounts for being a hypocrite while sporting a Time's Up pin.
The women elaborated they were both sexually harassed by the actor while attending his classes at Studio 4 film school. In addition to Kaplan and Paley, three other women, who chose to remain anonymous, also claimed the actor behave inappropriately toward them while they attended the school. Franco was also accused of trying to lure a 17-year-old girl back to his hotel room.
Franco addressed the allegations from Sheedy during an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
"I have to do that to maintain my well being. 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. So I don't want to shut them down in any way," Franco stated.
While Franco has denied these allegations, sources close to the actor stated that he's not handling the accusations against him well. He is doing his best to stay under the radar.