American actress Charlyne Yi calls actor James Franco a ‘sexual predator’
American actor Charlyne Yi has termed actor James Franco a ‘sexual predator’.
Charlyne Yi has spoken out about her experience working with James Franco on The Disaster Artist, calling the actor a “sexual predator”. Yi, who played designer Safowa Bright-Asare in the Oscar-nominated 2017 movie, wrote on Instagram that she had tried to quit the film due to accusations of sexual assault circling Franco, who played the lead and directed.
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“When I tried to break legal contract & quit Disaster Artist because James Franco is a sexual predator, they tried to bribe me with a bigger acting role,” she wrote on Instagram.
She added that she cried and told them that that was the exact opposite of what she wanted, “I didn’t feel safe working with a [expletive] sexual predator,” she added.
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She went on to say that Rogen, 38, was the producer of the film and “he definitely knows about the bribe and why I quit.” Yi also mentioned in her Instagram post that an SNL sketch that Rogen performed “enabling Franco … Right after Franco was caught.”
Franco in 2014, allegedly contacted a 17-year-old girl for a hotel meet-up, before the 2018 report came out in which five women—four of which were his acting students—accused him of sexual misconduct.