- The Washington Times - Monday, January 8, 2018

During Sunday night’s Golden Globes Awards, which centered mostly on the sexual misconduct claims currently plaguing Hollywood, Brat Pack actress Ally Sheedy called out actors James Franco and Christian Slater in a cryptic #MeToo tweet that has since been deleted.

Ms. Sheedy, best known for films like “The Breakfast Club” and “St. Elmo’s Fire,” asked: “Why is a man hosting? Why is James Franco allowed in? Said too much. Nite love ya #goldenglobes,” according to screenshots captured by The Cut.

“Ok wait. Bye. Christian Slater and James Franco at a table on @goldenglobes #MeToo,” she wrote in a follow-up tweet.

She later added, “James Franco just won. Please never ever ask me why I left the film/tv business.”

All three tweets were deleted shortly after they made headlines. Ms. Sheedy has yet to elaborate.

The Cut noted that Mr. Franco directed Ms. Sheedy in an off-Broadway production of “The Long Shrift” in 2014. She last appeared in “X-Men: Apocalypse” in 2016.

Mr. Franco, who won a Golden Globe for best actor in “The Disaster Artist” on Sunday night, wore all black and a “Time’s Up” pin supporting the movement that fights sexual harassment and gender inequality in the entertainment industry.

Mr. Franco was the center of controversy in 2014, the same year he worked with Ms. Sheedy, amid reports that he propositioned a 17-year-old girl online after meeting her outside his Broadway show “Of Mice and Men.”

The actor later acknowledged that he had flirted with the girl, saying he “used bad judgment” and that “social media is tricky.”

He has yet to weigh in on Ms. Sheedy’s tweets.


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