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Actor James Franco addressed recent sexual misconduct allegations leveled against him during an uncomfortable "Late Show" interview on Tuesday night.

Franco, who earned an Oscar nomination for "127 Hours," was criticized by some social media users for wearing a Time’s Up pin in solidarity with the movement against sexual harassment to Sunday's Golden Globes. Actress Violet Paley and filmmaker Sarah Tither-Kaplan recently accused Franco on Twitter of earlier instances of sexual misconduct.

When Franco was asked about the allegations posted online, the actor said the "things that I heard were on Twitter are not accurate, but I completely support people coming out and being able to have a voice."

Franco also said, “If there is restitution to be made I will make it,” and he stated, “If I have done something wrong, I will fix it. I have to.”

In 2014, a 17-year-old Scottish girl visiting New York accused Franco of using Instagram to try to arrange a visit to her hotel room.

Franco later spoke about the incident, stating that he was embarrassed and had “used bad judgment.” He also said that social media was “tricky,” adding: “It's the way that people meet each other today, but what I've learned — I guess because I'm new to it — is you don't know who's on the other end.” 

Many are questioning the integrity of the Golden Globes after the Hollywood Foreign Press Association  awarded Franco with the trophy for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy.

The actor accepted the award for his role in "The Disaster Artistwhile" wearing a “Time's Up” pin, something which later saw several women shine a light on his alleged past behaviour including one actress who accused him of sexual misconduct.

    Katy Stoll?@katystoll

    everyone in town knows that james franco is a creep and that stories about his behavior were about to break. the hollywood foreign press knew it too but gave him an award anyway.

    8:59 AM - Jan 8, 2018

    Doree Shafrir?@doree

    It’s ... rich of James Franco to be wearing a Time’s Up pin ??

    7:11 PM - Jan 7, 2018

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