Busy Philipps Talks About James Franco & Seth Rogen Creative Split After Misconduct Allegations

Iksha Tiwari

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Seth Rogen recently made headlines in May when he confirmed that he has no plans to work with James Franco. The statement comes due to myriad allegations of sexual misconduct against his “Freaks and Geeks” co-star. She is currently busy with Philipps and her Peacock series “Girls5eva,” which recently addresses the split between Franco and Rogen. The statement was given on  The Daily Beast’s “The last laugh” podcast.

The statement was: ” I have to say that its interesting. Both of them were super close to each other and had a very tight relationship. So I don’t remember any information. i am just going to say that whatever it is Seth is now married to a very smart women”.

In her memoir “This will hurt a little,” published in 2018, Philips also recounted the incident on the sets of “Freaks and Geeks”. It was that time where she said Franco physically assaulted her. It was an encounter where Franco physically and forcefully grabbed her and screamed on her face.

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In the Daily Beast interview, Phillips said she was surprised by Rogen’s announcement. Phillips added, “Although  i have not spend my days doing deep dives into what it all was. that’s because I didn’t work with James since the age of 20, so I can only speak of the horrible behavior I experienced”.

Phillips also added some accusations on Franco from the past. The accusations date back to 2014 seem ” very believable”. In 2018, Los Angeles Times also published five women who accused Franco of sexual misconduct at acting school. Two women also filed lawsuits that got settled this year only. Meanwhile, Franco denied all the accusations and allegations of the misconduct.

For the recent Rogen’s decision, Philipps said, ” I cannot speculate on the friendship between the two. However, I would not like to work with a person who has multiple allegations of predatory behavior”.

When she was asked if Hollywood has seen any changes in the wake of the #MeToo movement, Philipps said, ” I think at this point of time I am currently not at risk. I am almost a 42-year-old woman who wrote books where I named a few people who were fucking dicks to me. So, I don’t think that I am a person who should be answering this question about industry Because now I assume I am smart enough that people are not going to fool me anymore.

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She also added, ” I am not an ingenue who is coming into a scene or a young woman who wants to come on the scene and wants to work. As far as such predators are concerned, I am sure they exist, and few big ones have been rooted.

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