Tommy Wiseau Brought on Stage at Golden Globes by James Franco

Jenna Warner
January 9, 2018

As James launched into his acceptant speech for his part in The Disaster Artist, he welcomed onto the stage Tommy Wiseau - the director whom the film is based on. One of those people was Ally Sheedy, who tweeted from an unverified account.

Other Golden Globes viewers took to Twitter to criticize Franco for his alleged treatment of women in the past, including two women who made specific accusations against the actor.

This is Franco's first Golden Globes win on his fourth nomination, having previously been named in this category for Pineapple Express, in the dramatic category for 127 Hours, and in the miniseries category for James Dean. Tbt to me speaking up for myself and other women on a franco set and immediately getting called a diva, told I was "out of line", and publicly humiliated by the producer.

"He put to bed my fears of any cultural rift in regards to race relations", Peele told The New York Times.

One of Sheedy's tweets read, "James Franco just won".

The filmmaker was invited onstage by James Franco after the actor won best actor in a musical or comedy for playing Wiseau in "The Disaster Artist".

Watch James Franco in The Disaster Artist trailer. "Please never ever ask me why I left the film/TV business", Sheedy wrote in another.

Sheedy worked with Franco in the 2014 off-Broadway production of The Long Shrift. "I realized I have my own Franco brother", he concluded. Remember the time you pushed my head down in a vehicle towards your exposed penis & that other time you told my friend to come to your hotel when she was 17?

Others on Twitter wondered if Sheedy's comments referred to headlines Franco made, also in 2014, for reportedly trying to arrange a meet-up with a 17-year-old girl at a NY hotel. They're bringing up the incident from several years ago in which he was accused of sliding into a 17-year-old girl's DMs; he was 35. But there is nothing in her tweet that indicated she was referring to that experience.

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