James Franco Expected To Attend 2018 SAG Awards Following Sexual Misconduct Claims

The Disaster Artist star will step out for Sunday's award show.

CNN reports that James Franco will attend the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, despite recent allegations of sexual misconduct brought against him. His rep confirmed the report with the news network.

As Nicki Swift previously reported, after he won Best Actor at the Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 7, Franco was accused of inappropriate behavior via Twitter. During an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert two days later, Franco addressed the allegations, calling them "not accurate." However, he also offered his support to those coming forward who are now "able to have a voice because they didn't have a voice for so long."

Days later, the Los Angeles Times shared accounts of five women who accused Franco of sexual misconduct. Some of these women claimed he'd pressured them to appear topless in film projects. Another woman, who had a consensual relationship with Franco at one point, alleged that he'd pressured her to perform oral sex on him in a car.

"The power dynamic was really off," she told the paper.

Following the report's publication, Franco decided to skip the 2018 Critics Choice Awards on Jan. 11, 2018.

Franco is nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role at the 24th annual SAG Awards (via Variety). He'll be going up against fellow actors Timothee Chalamet,

Daniel Kaluuya, Gary Oldman, and Denzel Washington.

The SAG Awards will be broadcast live on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, at 8 p.m. ET on both TNT and TBS. It will be hosted by The Good Place star Kristen Bell. And, in a move likely determined by Hollywood's response to dozens of sexual misconduct scandals, only women will present awards during the night's ceremony, as noted by ABC News.

While we wait for the SAG Awards to air, read all about the shady side of James Franco.