James Franco Will Return For 'The Deuce' Season Two Despite Misconduct Allegations

James Franco Will Return For 'The Deuce' Season Two Despite Misconduct Allegations

James Franco is reportedly returning for the second season of drama The Deuce despite facing claims of sexual misconduct.

Sources also said that the writing staff did not prepare an alternate story in case the network would drop Franco from the series.

But Franco's return to the series was still in question after Kevin Spacey and Jeffrey Tambor left their respective starring series amid sexual misconduct allegations.

The 39-year-old actor has been accused of sexual misconduct and abuse of power by both women he has worked with in the entertainment industry and former students at his NY acting school. You got to love it!


The actor has previously denied the allegations against him on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" but said he did not want to shut down the voices of the women in any way.

Just to rehash, five women came forward after Franco won at the Golden Globes for his role in The Disaster Artist (wearing a Time's Up pin no less), with even former co-star Ally Sheedy alluding to the fact Franco may have had something to do with her leaving the movie business. "I have to do that to maintain my well being". "I do it whenever I know that there's something wrong or needs to be changed". I make it a point to do it. "The things that I heard that were on Twitter are not accurate, but I completely support people coming out and being able to have a voice because they didn't have a voice for so long".

Franco has also directed episodes of the show, in addition to exec producing with creators/showrunners George Pelecanos and David Simon. "I'm still reading it the same as everyone else, trying to discern what is or isn't there", Simon told Variety in a statement issued January 11. I've checked with all my fellow producers and other personnel.

However, when looked into the matter by HBO after the allegations were made, they found that there were no such complaints or concerns raised about Franco's behaviour on Deuce. Nor has HBO been approached with any complaint. "In our experience, he was entirely professional as an actor, director, and producer".

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