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James Franco's TimesTalk canceled after allegations of abuse

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

James Franco's upcoming TimesTalk event with has been canceled after the was accused of

The actor, who won the for lead in a motion picture, comedy or musical for his portrayal of in "The Disaster Artist", has been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women on

Franco, who walked red carpet wearing Time's Up pin, is yet to repond to the allegations against him.

In a statement to Variety, said, "The event was intended to be a discussion of the making of the film, 'The Disaster Artist'."

"Given the controversy surrounding recent allegations, we're no longer comfortable proceeding in that vein," it added.

On Twitter, was accused of misconduct by Violet Paley, who wrote, "Remember the time you pushed my head down in a car towards your exposed p***s and that other time you told my friend to come to your hotel when she was 17? After you had already been caught doing that to a different 17 year old?"

Paley also tweeted that had, several weeks ago, apologized over the phone for past conduct to herself and "a few other girls".

Another actor, Sarah Tither-Kaplan, a former student of Franco, said on that the actor exploited her with nude scenes in his films.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 10:40 IST