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James Franco wins CCA trophy amid sexual misconduct claims

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

won the Critics' Choice Awards but gave the ceremony a miss after five women accused him of sexual misconduct.

Franco was awarded Best for his work in "The Disaster Artist" at the ceremony after also taking home the award for Best Performance by an in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, at

The Times published a report on January 11 in which five women went on record accusing Franco of sexually inappropriate and exploitative behaviour. Four of the accusers are Franco's former acting students.

piece came just days after the actor addressed the accusations several women made on during the Globes broadcast while appearing on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" and "Late Night with Seth Meyers".

Franco is nominated for a SAG Award for his work on "The Disaster Artist" and as of January 12, 2018, Franco's has denied the women's allegations.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 14:00 IST